Moroccans Protest Prison Sentences of Anti-Poverty Activists

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Morocco's capital Sunday to condemn lengthy prison sentences given to dozens of activists, including the leader of the Hirak Rif poverty-fighting movement. The demonstration brought one of the main avenues of Rabat to a standstill. Security forces kept watch as participants sang, "The people want the detainees released'' and "Long live Rif.'' Hirak leader Nasser Zefzafi was sentenced to the maximum prison term of 20 years for threatening state...

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