While the king of Morocco went to France to secure the multifaceted, politic, diplomatic, military, interligency, support of France, true colonial power, in the plan of oppression against the Rifains. The rifain sovereignists do not seem to be impressed by this belly dance of the king to his master and continue their organizational activities to make themselves heard by the international community.
A meeting of 20 support committees will take place in the Spanish capital on 20 May 2017 to find the appropriate political and organizational framework for the Rifain’s movement in Europe. This meeting is a historic one, and comes after the creation of several committees supporting the Rifaine movement in Europe.
The Madrid meeting comes in the context of a conflict and the escalation of tension between the Moroccan central state and the Rif after 7 months of protests and peaceful demonstrations, notably in the province of Al Hoceima. This approach is the first in the Contemporary History of the Rif land where the RIFAINS of the diaspora meet to find a political framework for the Rifaine movement in Europe in order to support the Rifaine movement in the RIF land. This framework will give recognition to the Rifain community in Europe and impose them as the legitimate interlocutor of European institutions and international instants.
In parallel with this historic meeting, a conference will be held about the “RIF and the struggle of the popular Rifain movement”, with the participation of lawyer Abdessadek El Bouchettaoui, Rifain lawyer in the Tetouan court, Sonia MORENO, Spanish journalist, who followed the Rifane movement since the tragic death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed in a dumpster by order from an agent of Moroccan authority, and Reda BENZAZA, a Rifain activist in Al-Hoceima.