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There were “47 migrants from Mali, Guinea Conakry and Ivory Coast” in the raft, a NGO worker said. The arrival of migrants in Melilla has increased 873% .
He is one of several Christians in the country who are now publicly asking to be recognised and respected: “We are no aliens, we are Moroccans”.
Most will not celebrate Christmas publicly this year to avoid “schisms in society” as they wait for the government to answer to their requests of freedom and equality.
Human Rights activists, university professors and jurists supported historic conference with representatives of the Christian, Jewish and Shia minorities in Rabat.
Local Christians and Jews who aim to leave clandestinity will take part in conference on freedom of belief in Rabat.
Only 3 people were rescued. The small boat was found four days after it disappeared.
A number of Muslim groups are actively seeking a Caliphate, although their conceptions of it differ. These groups include Al-Qa’ida, Daesh (IS), Hizb ut Tahrir, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
The letter calls on the authorities to take the necessary steps to ensure Christian basic rights, like freedom of worship, and the oficialisation of churches, among others.
For the first time, Christians have been able to bring their requests to the National Council of Human Rights. “We were well received”, says the spokesperson of the National Coordination of Moroccan Christians.
“Morocco is changing, Mohamed VI has said that he is the king of all Moroccans: Christians, Jews and Muslims”, says Mustafa. “Seven of us came out of anonymity, trusting that God would protect us.”
Boshra is on of the producers of a series on Christians in the country. He aims to “highlight our struggles and show who we are.”
The Marrakesh Declaration, signed by more than 200 Islamic leaders, calls for religious freedom for non-Muslims in majority-Muslim countries. Believers of faith minorities should be protected from persecution.
At least 14 have been arrested in a joint operation between Morocco and Spain, in the outskirts of Madrid and in various Moroccan cities like Casablanca and Fez.
Anti-trafficking activists will do a route from Morocco to the north of Spain this summer. Thousands of trafficked African women are sexually exploited “in our streets and in our towns”.
So-called "mule women" work carrying heavy bundles of goods in Melilla, crossing the border between Spain and Morocco.
Two passengers blamed the evangelicals for the bad weather, and they beat, robbed and threw them into the sea.