Rabie Ablak

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Rabie Ablak

Rabie Ablak, or Rabie Al-Ablak (born 1987), is a Moroccan journalist. He is a part of the Hirak Rif Movement. He has been on hunger strike to protest his detention and inhumane treatment. Some of his hunger strikes lasted more than 40 days; he was taken to hospital several times for treatment. The total of his hunger strikes are more than 284 days.

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He was a writer for the electronic newspaper Badil,[1] founded by Hamid El Mahdaoui,[2] in the town of Al Hoceima, where he had a part in the Popular Rif movement along with Nasser Zafzafi.

Rabie was arrested on 28 May 2017, in the town of Al Hoceïma.[3] According to Amnesty International, he was tortured.[4] He was sentenced to five years' of prison in Tangier II prison. On 6 September 2019, he began a new hunger strike.

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  1. "حراك الريف بالمغرب.. ربيع الأبلق يوقف إضرابه عن الطعام – إرم نيوز". www.eremnews.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  2. Saga, Ahlam Ben (2018-11-13). "Appeals Court Expels Arguing Appellant, Moroccan Journalist El Mahdaoui". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  3. Yabiladi.com. "منظمة العفو الدولية: 66 شخصا من معتقلي حراك الريف أبلغوا عن تعرضهم للتعذيب". www.yabiladi.ma (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  4. "MOROCCO: HIRAK EL-RIF APPEAL A CHANCE TO REVERSE UNFAIR TRIAL" (PDF). www.amnesty.nl.