Ilhem Rachidi

An activist carrying a Berber flag walks on a hilltop above a silver mine, where dozens of poor and unemployed young villagers have been holding a permanent sit-in since 2011, near the town of Imider, southeastern Morocco, Aug. 31, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

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Sit-in in Morocco’s south still going strong as it enters its seventh year

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 | Ilhem Rachidi, Contributor

After six years of an uninterrupted sit-in, the inhabitants of Imider in southeast Morocco march to reaffirm their demands.

Protests continue in Morocco despite crackdown

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017 | Ilhem Rachidi, Contributor

Hirak, a protest movement active in Morocco’s marginalized Rif region, is still going strong despite brutal police repression and arrests.

Morocco cracks down on fighters returning from IS

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Ilhem Rachidi, Contributor

The Moroccan authorities are deploying all efforts to curb the phenomenon of former Islamic State fighters returning to their home country by arresting them.

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Ilhem Rachidi is a freelance journalist based in Morocco. She has written for Mediapart, Rue 89 and The New Arab.

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