Casablanca – New information suggests that Nasser Zafzafi, the leader of Al Hoceima protests, has repeatedly refused offers from European-based organizations to call for the separation of the Rif from the rest of Morocco.
Sources in charge of the case involving the protest leaders being prosecuted indicate that certain Moroccan organizations based in Europe have repeatedly offered Nasser Zafzafi money to entice him to change the direction of the protests from calling for social and economic demands to calling for the separation of the Rif from the rest of Morocco, but he refused.
Zafzafi’s phone calls were monitored with the approval of the first president of the Court of Appeal in the northern city of Hoceima. These calls reportedly show that organizations remained in contact with Zafzafi for over 7 months. He was always clear about his categorical refusal to call for separation.
Coordinator of the defense body in charge of the case of Nasser Zafzafi, Said Benhamani, said that all the arrested leaders of the Hirak, including the four arrested on June 16, reasserted that the separation of the Rif is not part of their demands, according to Hespress.