In anticipation of expected demonstrations, the Sudanese authorities close two bridges in Khartoum

In anticipation of expected demonstrations, the Sudanese authorities close two bridges in Khartoum  The Sudanese authorities announced the closure of two bridges in the capital, Khartoum, in anticipation of demonstrations expected on Wednesday, to demand civilian rule.  On Tuesday, the Sudanese authorities announced the closure of two bridges in the capital, Khartoum, on the eve of the start of expected demonstrations, to demand civilian rule.  This came according to the Sudanese television and the statement of the resistance committees in Khartoum.  The official television quoted the Khartoum State Police as a warning to the citizens of the closure of the "White Nile" bridges (connecting Omdurman with central Khartoum) and "Al-Mak Nimr" (connecting Khartoum Bahri to central Khartoum) to traffic as of Tuesday evening.  Traffic police in the Sudanese capital called on citizens to use other bridges.  For its part, the coordination of the "Khartoum City Resistance Committees" called for participation in the millions of demonstrations on Wednesday.  The committees added in a statement: "This million will not be an end, and January will not be the same. We will continue to struggle with you until we achieve what all the martyrs died for," noting that they will determine the paths of these demonstrations later.  Anadolu Agency correspondent reported that some areas of the Sudanese capital witnessed on Tuesday night demonstrations of propaganda for the Wednesday protests to demand civilian rule.  These demonstrations come in light of the efforts made by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa "IGAD", and its presentation of an initiative "to facilitate dialogue between all parties to find a radical solution to the crisis."  The IGAD initiative came after the head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan, Volker Peretz, announced the start of individual “initial” consultations with all Sudanese parties, in preparation for consultations involving the main stakeholders, civilians and military, according to his statements on Sunday and Monday.  Since October 25, Sudan has witnessed protests in response to measures taken by the leader of the Transitional Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, most notably the imposition of a state of emergency, the dissolution of the Sovereignty Councils and the Transitional Ministers, the dismissal of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and the arrest of officials and politicians.  On November 21, Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement that included the latter's return to his position, the formation of a government of competencies, and the release of political detainees, but the agreement met with opposition from the protesters.  On January 2, Hamdok resigned from his position, hours after 3 people were killed during demonstrations, according to the (non-governmental) Sudan Doctors Committee.

In anticipation of expected demonstrations, the Sudanese authorities close two bridges in Khartoum


The Sudanese authorities announced the closure of two bridges in the capital, Khartoum, in anticipation of demonstrations expected on Wednesday, to demand civilian rule.

On Tuesday, the Sudanese authorities announced the closure of two bridges in the capital, Khartoum, on the eve of the start of expected demonstrations, to demand civilian rule.

This came according to the Sudanese television and the statement of the resistance committees in Khartoum.

The official television quoted the Khartoum State Police as a warning to the citizens of the closure of the "White Nile" bridges (connecting Omdurman with central Khartoum) and "Al-Mak Nimr" (connecting Khartoum Bahri to central Khartoum) to traffic as of Tuesday evening.

Traffic police in the Sudanese capital called on citizens to use other bridges.

For its part, the coordination of the "Khartoum City Resistance Committees" called for participation in the millions of demonstrations on Wednesday.

The committees added in a statement: "This million will not be an end, and January will not be the same. We will continue to struggle with you until we achieve what all the martyrs died for," noting that they will determine the paths of these demonstrations later.

Anadolu Agency correspondent reported that some areas of the Sudanese capital witnessed on Tuesday night demonstrations of propaganda for the Wednesday protests to demand civilian rule.

These demonstrations come in light of the efforts made by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa "IGAD", and its presentation of an initiative "to facilitate dialogue between all parties to find a radical solution to the crisis."

The IGAD initiative came after the head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan, Volker Peretz, announced the start of individual “initial” consultations with all Sudanese parties, in preparation for consultations involving the main stakeholders, civilians and military, according to his statements on Sunday and Monday.

Since October 25, Sudan has witnessed protests in response to measures taken by the leader of the Transitional Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, most notably the imposition of a state of emergency, the dissolution of the Sovereignty Councils and the Transitional Ministers, the dismissal of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and the arrest of officials and politicians.

On November 21, Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement that included the latter's return to his position, the formation of a government of competencies, and the release of political detainees, but the agreement met with opposition from the protesters.

On January 2, Hamdok resigned from his position, hours after 3 people were killed during demonstrations, according to the (non-governmental) Sudan Doctors Committee.

An Egyptian human rights organization identifies 18 violations that caused the suspension of its activities  The Arab Network for Human Information in Egypt identified, on Tuesday, facts that prompted it to suspend its activities in Egypt. The network, which began its activity in Egypt in 2004, announced on Sunday that it had stopped its activities due to what it described as "the growing violations of human rights in Egypt and the increase in disregard for the law."  In a statement, the network mentioned 18 incidents that prompted it to suspend its activities, starting in 2013, with the seizure of the headquarters of the Arab Network, its papers and furniture, with the knowledge of some close to the security services, and with the support of the Abdeen Police Department and Abdeen Public Prosecution since 2013.  It also pointed to the confiscation of “Wasla” newspaper, which it publishes. The Arabic Network since 2010, the arrest of the printing press, and the suspension of its publication in 2015.  Travel ban and money freeze The report pointed to a decision to ban the founder and director of the Arab Human Rights Network, Gamal Eid, from traveling in February 2016, in connection with the civil society case 173 of 2011, and another decision to seize the bank account of the founder and director of the Arab Network and his money in 2016 in connection with the same case. The restriction, according to the network, was not limited to the travel ban, but extended to defamation campaigns against the network director, his minor daughter and his wife since 2016 until today.  The report added: Among the violations that the network's director was subjected to, the closure of all public dignity libraries (6 public libraries in poor neighborhoods) established by the director of the Arab Network, Gamal Eid, with the value of the Human Dignity Award he received from Germany, a police closure and without a judicial decision. The report pointed to the investigation with the Deputy Executive Director of the network, Rawda Ahmed, and her release on a bail of 20 thousand pounds, pending the case 173 of 2011 known as the civil society case, and blocking the Arabic network’s website, then blocking the Kateb website of the Arabic network 9 hours after its launch in 2017.  Security calls The report continued: The National Security Agency summoned two lawyers in the Arabic network and tried to pressure them to leave the network, in addition to the arrest of the technical and network official in the Arabic network, torturing him, and forcing him to flee outside Egypt in 2018. He pointed to the increase in the frequency of defamation, insult and incitement on the Arabic network. And its director, especially after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron in January 2019.  The report included the incident of the theft of Eid’s car from under the headquarters of the Arab Network by an officer and individuals accompanying him, and despite the video recording of the theft, the car was not returned and the incident was saved in September 2109 In addition, officers carrying pistols and wirelessly assaulting Eid, breaking his ribs and stealing him, in October 2019.  Arrested a lawyer The report pointed to the arrest of the lawyer in the Arab Network, Amr Imam, who has been imprisoned since October 2019 until now. The network also received an unofficial letter refusing to continue with the same name if it decided to register according to the Associations Law, with the need to stop the activities of the Arab Network related to freedom of expression and the press, prison conditions and prisoners of conscience, as well as the continuing accusation of the civil society issue that started 11 years ago and until today and the difficulty of signing on Papers or dealing with official authorities.  The report concluded: In the interest of the safety and freedom of the work team, and inability to deal with brutal police violations, we decided to stop working as an institution, and we will continue, as individual lawyers, to defend human rights and the right of Egyptians in the rule of law.  Confiscation of the means of reform The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies quickly declared its solidarity with the Arab Network, and considered in a statement that the announcement by the Arab Network for Human Rights Information to suspend its activities in Egypt after 18 years of continuous struggle in defense of freedom of opinion and expression, is a new indication of the false allegations of seeking to improve human rights conditions. Human rights in Egypt, and confirms the confiscation of all means of reform in Egypt and the closure of the public sphere completely in front of every independent voice, whether an individual, group or institution, whether political or human rights.  He expressed his regret for this heavy loss, and fully understood the reasons for this forced decision, and expressed his full solidarity with the Arab Network, its founders and its staff. The center added: Since the election of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi as president in 2014, human rights organizations in Egypt have suffered under the weight of a fierce war, the last of which was the government warning that obligated civil entities not registered under the umbrella of an arbitrary repressive law, otherwise they would be closed, no later than January 11. This January.  The statement considered that the law would effectively eliminate any space for freedom of association. The CIHRS had previously clarified in its comment on its executive regulations that it constitutes a violation of Article 75 of the Egyptian Constitution, and Egypt's international obligations under human rights treaties. Since President El-Sisi took office, the Egyptian human rights movement has witnessed an unprecedented decrease in the number of its organizations, and the number of its employees, due to the constant pressure and repression of its work. And the Arab Network will not be the last among human rights organizations that will resort to freezing their activities instead of registering under the umbrella of a law that systematically seeks to eradicate civil society and marginalize its humanitarian and development role.  Fierce attack The statement added: What the Arab Network is exposed to is inseparable from the continuous fierce attack launched by state agencies against independent civil society organizations working in the field of human rights. Human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer, founder of Adalah Center for Rights and Freedoms, who was in pretrial detention, was included in the terrorist lists in September 2021, in addition to the disappearance, torture and imprisonment of the researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Ibrahim Ezz El-Din, and the detention of human rights defender Ibrahim Metwally, founder of the Association of Families of the Forcibly Disappeared since September 2017. and lawyer Ezzat Ghoneim, director of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, and human rights defender Hoda Abdel Moneim, and some of them were referred to new cases.  He continued: This is in addition to the arrest of the leaders of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and their release after external pressures, and the issuance of the decision to freeze their funds, all in parallel with the systematic media campaign led by the security services against everything published by these human rights organizations regarding the grave violations taking place in the country. He stressed that the Egyptian state's efforts to eliminate independent human rights organizations are still continuing and taking different methods, even if Case 173 of 2011 was closed. The problem does not lie in repressive laws only, but in the absence of the rule of law itself, and the control of the security services over all state institutions including the judiciary.

An Egyptian human rights organization identifies 18 violations that caused the suspension of its activities


The Arab Network for Human Information in Egypt identified, on Tuesday, facts that prompted it to suspend its activities in Egypt.
The network, which began its activity in Egypt in 2004, announced on Sunday that it had stopped its activities due to what it described as "the growing violations of human rights in Egypt and the increase in disregard for the law."

In a statement, the network mentioned 18 incidents that prompted it to suspend its activities, starting in 2013, with the seizure of the headquarters of the Arab Network, its papers and furniture, with the knowledge of some close to the security services, and with the support of the Abdeen Police Department and Abdeen Public Prosecution since 2013.

It also pointed to the confiscation of “Wasla” newspaper, which it publishes. The Arabic Network since 2010, the arrest of the printing press, and the suspension of its publication in 2015.

Travel ban and money freeze
The report pointed to a decision to ban the founder and director of the Arab Human Rights Network, Gamal Eid, from traveling in February 2016, in connection with the civil society case 173 of 2011, and another decision to seize the bank account of the founder and director of the Arab Network and his money in 2016 in connection with the same case.
The restriction, according to the network, was not limited to the travel ban, but extended to defamation campaigns against the network director, his minor daughter and his wife since 2016 until today.

The report added: Among the violations that the network's director was subjected to, the closure of all public dignity libraries (6 public libraries in poor neighborhoods) established by the director of the Arab Network, Gamal Eid, with the value of the Human Dignity Award he received from Germany, a police closure and without a judicial decision.
The report pointed to the investigation with the Deputy Executive Director of the network, Rawda Ahmed, and her release on a bail of 20 thousand pounds, pending the case 173 of 2011 known as the civil society case, and blocking the Arabic network’s website, then blocking the Kateb website of the Arabic network 9 hours after its launch in 2017.

Security calls
The report continued: The National Security Agency summoned two lawyers in the Arabic network and tried to pressure them to leave the network, in addition to the arrest of the technical and network official in the Arabic network, torturing him, and forcing him to flee outside Egypt in 2018. He pointed to the increase in the frequency of defamation, insult and incitement on the Arabic network. And its director, especially after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron in January 2019.

The report included the incident of the theft of Eid’s car from under the headquarters of the Arab Network by an officer and individuals accompanying him, and despite the video recording of the theft, the car was not returned and the incident was saved in September 2109 In addition, officers carrying pistols and wirelessly assaulting Eid, breaking his ribs and stealing him, in October 2019.

Arrested a lawyer
The report pointed to the arrest of the lawyer in the Arab Network, Amr Imam, who has been imprisoned since October 2019 until now.
The network also received an unofficial letter refusing to continue with the same name if it decided to register according to the Associations Law, with the need to stop the activities of the Arab Network related to freedom of expression and the press, prison conditions and prisoners of conscience, as well as the continuing accusation of the civil society issue that started 11 years ago and until today and the difficulty of signing on Papers or dealing with official authorities.

The report concluded: In the interest of the safety and freedom of the work team, and inability to deal with brutal police violations, we decided to stop working as an institution, and we will continue, as individual lawyers, to defend human rights and the right of Egyptians in the rule of law.

Confiscation of the means of reform
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies quickly declared its solidarity with the Arab Network, and considered in a statement that the announcement by the Arab Network for Human Rights Information to suspend its activities in Egypt after 18 years of continuous struggle in defense of freedom of opinion and expression, is a new indication of the false allegations of seeking to improve human rights conditions. Human rights in Egypt, and confirms the confiscation of all means of reform in Egypt and the closure of the public sphere completely in front of every independent voice, whether an individual, group or institution, whether political or human rights.

He expressed his regret for this heavy loss, and fully understood the reasons for this forced decision, and expressed his full solidarity with the Arab Network, its founders and its staff.
The center added: Since the election of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi as president in 2014, human rights organizations in Egypt have suffered under the weight of a fierce war, the last of which was the government warning that obligated civil entities not registered under the umbrella of an arbitrary repressive law, otherwise they would be closed, no later than January 11. This January.

The statement considered that the law would effectively eliminate any space for freedom of association. The CIHRS had previously clarified in its comment on its executive regulations that it constitutes a violation of Article 75 of the Egyptian Constitution, and Egypt's international obligations under human rights treaties. Since President El-Sisi took office, the Egyptian human rights movement has witnessed an unprecedented decrease in the number of its organizations, and the number of its employees, due to the constant pressure and repression of its work. And the Arab Network will not be the last among human rights organizations that will resort to freezing their activities instead of registering under the umbrella of a law that systematically seeks to eradicate civil society and marginalize its humanitarian and development role.

Fierce attack
The statement added: What the Arab Network is exposed to is inseparable from the continuous fierce attack launched by state agencies against independent civil society organizations working in the field of human rights. Human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer, founder of Adalah Center for Rights and Freedoms, who was in pretrial detention, was included in the terrorist lists in September 2021, in addition to the disappearance, torture and imprisonment of the researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Ibrahim Ezz El-Din, and the detention of human rights defender Ibrahim Metwally, founder of the Association of Families of the Forcibly Disappeared since September 2017. and lawyer Ezzat Ghoneim, director of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, and human rights defender Hoda Abdel Moneim, and some of them were referred to new cases.

He continued: This is in addition to the arrest of the leaders of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and their release after external pressures, and the issuance of the decision to freeze their funds, all in parallel with the systematic media campaign led by the security services against everything published by these human rights organizations regarding the grave violations taking place in the country.
He stressed that the Egyptian state's efforts to eliminate independent human rights organizations are still continuing and taking different methods, even if Case 173 of 2011 was closed. The problem does not lie in repressive laws only, but in the absence of the rule of law itself, and the control of the security services over all state institutions including the judiciary.


Morocco: "The Amazigh Sunna" embarrassed the Prime Minister's party after it demanded it in the previous term  It has become a given that January 13th constitutes an occasion for Moroccan Amazigh associations and organizations to renew their demands for the establishment of this day as an official holiday, by demarcating “Id n January,” which is an expression of the advent of the New Year according to the Amazigh calendar. who turned 2972 ​​years old. With this demanding moment renewed every year, which is directed this time to the government of Aziz Akhannouch, head of the "National Rally of Independents" party, the memory goes back to January 15 of last year, when the joint team of the Prime Minister's party advanced with the "Constitutional Union" party. Proposing a law regarding the delineation of the first day of the Amazigh year as an official holiday and an official holiday to be paid in Morocco.  The memory that does not miss the date with the proposed law presented by Mustafa Baytas, who was a parliamentarian from the party of the current prime minister, along with Mustafa, a participant from the Constitutional Union, knows that the initiative came from two parties participating in the government that was led by the “Justice and Development”, but today they are Their ways parted ways, as the first led the tripartite government coalition, and the second fell into hibernation of monetary support, neither from the opposition nor from the majority. At the time, the aforementioned law proposal was a gesture that the Moroccan political scene spoke of with great appreciation, but some questioned the real intentions and motives of this proposal, and some questioned whether it was just a desire to embarrass the Justice and Development Party, the leader of the previous government.  In general, these questions remain strongly contained with the renewed demands of Amazigh bodies to demarcate the Amazigh year and to approve its initiator as an official holiday and a holiday leading to it, which brings back embarrassment today to the party of the Prime Minister, which demanded that yesterday, while today it stands in the margins of anticipation and waiting, and is satisfied with the statements of the spokesman The official in the name of the government, who was one of the signatories to the motion of the proposal that was submitted to the House of Representatives (the first chamber of the Moroccan Parliament).  Returning to the aforementioned proposal, it included three articles. The first article states that the Amazigh New Year means the thirteenth of January of each year, and the second article states that the thirteenth of January of each Gregorian year is considered a holiday. An official period for one day, while Article Three states that the celebration of the occasion of the opening of the Amazigh year is carried out according to the regulations mandated by the constitution, in full respect for the principles and sanctities of the Kingdom. The preamble to the proposal was accurate and detailed, but it has become like the steam that has evaporated from a “boiler” of water, as the current government, led today by a party that demanded yesterday this approval, is slow in approving it and only keeps what Mustafa Baitas, the official spokesman in the seminars that follow, says Government Council meeting.  As for the Amazigh bodies, they did not wait for the National Rally of Independents to implement its previous promise, and to make that proposed law a fait accompli, knowing that the matter is not in the hands of the government alone, as the issue needs legislation from both houses of Parliament. As part of the renewal of the demands, nine Amazigh associations chanted at the top of their voice once again, calling for “the demarcation of “In January” and the adoption of the start of the Amazigh new year, 2972 ​​days off.” The nine bodies circulated a statement on this subject, stressing the "necessity of demarcating the Amazigh calendar by the state within the framework of a fair distribution of symbols."  As usual, these bodies expressed their rejection of what they described as “the continuous discrimination between Moroccan cultural and civilizational symbols, in order to promote and value cultural diversity, national multilingualism and the contents of the official political discourse since 2002 and the requirements of the 2011 Constitution, especially the stipulation of the official status of the Amazigh language and culture through the preamble to the constitution and Chapter Five. Then the organizational law No. 26.16 related to the stages and areas of activating the official character of the Amazigh language.  With the same justifications and arguments, the Amazigh bodies that signed the statement supported their demands, noting that “this is an appreciation of the extension of awareness of multilingualism, national cultural diversity and pride in the Amazigh language, as reflected in traditional popular celebrations, and the increase in discussion and semi-official celebrations of associations and some councils and institutions during the last years of the Amazigh year In the various regions of Morocco and abroad, the convergence around the symbolic and developmental dimensions of (Eden January) and this calendar that strengthen the elements of Moroccan humanity and the ancient history of our country and the connection to the land, space and common existence. As for the associations that made the demand statement, this is “a continuation of their joint coordinating, struggle and pleading work, whether with regard to Amazigh cultural, legal and legislative issues in general, or the process of celebrating the Amazigh Year for years and pleading for its official approval, and on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year 2972.”  Also, “the delineation of the beginning of the Amazigh year in the national daily as a day of cultural and development celebration and an official holiday,” the associations add, “is a societal bet that has been demanded for decades. It has been carried out by the associative frameworks and the honest societal, legal and cultural forces for dozens of years, following the new constitutional and legislative requirements. It is worth noting that the statement was issued by nine Amazigh bodies, namely: “Agadir Summer University”, “Confederation of Amazigh Associations (Temont n Ifos)”, “Tamaynot Organization (Federal Office)”, “Confederation of Amazigh Associations in the North” and “Tira Writers Association”. The Tamaynot Ait Melloul Organization, the Amazigh Observatory for Rights and Freedoms, the Madinaty Center for Training and Information, and the Taousa Organization for Equality and Human Rights.

Morocco: "The Amazigh Sunna" embarrassed the Prime Minister's party after it demanded it in the previous term


It has become a given that January 13th constitutes an occasion for Moroccan Amazigh associations and organizations to renew their demands for the establishment of this day as an official holiday, by demarcating “Id n January,” which is an expression of the advent of the New Year according to the Amazigh calendar. who turned 2972 ​​years old.
With this demanding moment renewed every year, which is directed this time to the government of Aziz Akhannouch, head of the "National Rally of Independents" party, the memory goes back to January 15 of last year, when the joint team of the Prime Minister's party advanced with the "Constitutional Union" party. Proposing a law regarding the delineation of the first day of the Amazigh year as an official holiday and an official holiday to be paid in Morocco.

The memory that does not miss the date with the proposed law presented by Mustafa Baytas, who was a parliamentarian from the party of the current prime minister, along with Mustafa, a participant from the Constitutional Union, knows that the initiative came from two parties participating in the government that was led by the “Justice and Development”, but today they are Their ways parted ways, as the first led the tripartite government coalition, and the second fell into hibernation of monetary support, neither from the opposition nor from the majority.
At the time, the aforementioned law proposal was a gesture that the Moroccan political scene spoke of with great appreciation, but some questioned the real intentions and motives of this proposal, and some questioned whether it was just a desire to embarrass the Justice and Development Party, the leader of the previous government.

In general, these questions remain strongly contained with the renewed demands of Amazigh bodies to demarcate the Amazigh year and to approve its initiator as an official holiday and a holiday leading to it, which brings back embarrassment today to the party of the Prime Minister, which demanded that yesterday, while today it stands in the margins of anticipation and waiting, and is satisfied with the statements of the spokesman The official in the name of the government, who was one of the signatories to the motion of the proposal that was submitted to the House of Representatives (the first chamber of the Moroccan Parliament).

Returning to the aforementioned proposal, it included three articles. The first article states that the Amazigh New Year means the thirteenth of January of each year, and the second article states that the thirteenth of January of each Gregorian year is considered a holiday. An official period for one day, while Article Three states that the celebration of the occasion of the opening of the Amazigh year is carried out according to the regulations mandated by the constitution, in full respect for the principles and sanctities of the Kingdom.
The preamble to the proposal was accurate and detailed, but it has become like the steam that has evaporated from a “boiler” of water, as the current government, led today by a party that demanded yesterday this approval, is slow in approving it and only keeps what Mustafa Baitas, the official spokesman in the seminars that follow, says Government Council meeting.

As for the Amazigh bodies, they did not wait for the National Rally of Independents to implement its previous promise, and to make that proposed law a fait accompli, knowing that the matter is not in the hands of the government alone, as the issue needs legislation from both houses of Parliament.
As part of the renewal of the demands, nine Amazigh associations chanted at the top of their voice once again, calling for “the demarcation of “In January” and the adoption of the start of the Amazigh new year, 2972 ​​days off.”
The nine bodies circulated a statement on this subject, stressing the "necessity of demarcating the Amazigh calendar by the state within the framework of a fair distribution of symbols."

As usual, these bodies expressed their rejection of what they described as “the continuous discrimination between Moroccan cultural and civilizational symbols, in order to promote and value cultural diversity, national multilingualism and the contents of the official political discourse since 2002 and the requirements of the 2011 Constitution, especially the stipulation of the official status of the Amazigh language and culture through the preamble to the constitution and Chapter Five. Then the organizational law No. 26.16 related to the stages and areas of activating the official character of the Amazigh language.

With the same justifications and arguments, the Amazigh bodies that signed the statement supported their demands, noting that “this is an appreciation of the extension of awareness of multilingualism, national cultural diversity and pride in the Amazigh language, as reflected in traditional popular celebrations, and the increase in discussion and semi-official celebrations of associations and some councils and institutions during the last years of the Amazigh year In the various regions of Morocco and abroad, the convergence around the symbolic and developmental dimensions of (Eden January) and this calendar that strengthen the elements of Moroccan humanity and the ancient history of our country and the connection to the land, space and common existence. As for the associations that made the demand statement, this is “a continuation of their joint coordinating, struggle and pleading work, whether with regard to Amazigh cultural, legal and legislative issues in general, or the process of celebrating the Amazigh Year for years and pleading for its official approval, and on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year 2972.”

Also, “the delineation of the beginning of the Amazigh year in the national daily as a day of cultural and development celebration and an official holiday,” the associations add, “is a societal bet that has been demanded for decades. It has been carried out by the associative frameworks and the honest societal, legal and cultural forces for dozens of years, following the new constitutional and legislative requirements. It is worth noting that the statement was issued by nine Amazigh bodies, namely: “Agadir Summer University”, “Confederation of Amazigh Associations (Temont n Ifos)”, “Tamaynot Organization (Federal Office)”, “Confederation of Amazigh Associations in the North” and “Tira Writers Association”. The Tamaynot Ait Melloul Organization, the Amazigh Observatory for Rights and Freedoms, the Madinaty Center for Training and Information, and the Taousa Organization for Equality and Human Rights.
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