This is a press release by Tamazgha and Afafa associations (France)
On the night of 16 to 17 December 2010, Mazigh and Madghis Bouzakhar, two brothers and activists of the Amazigh cause were abducted from their home in Tripoli by individuals of the Libyan security forces. Two days later the police raided their home again to confiscate all the books and materials that were there.
We want to denounce this arbitrary act and demand the release of Mazigh and Madghis Bouzakhar.
After a few realtively calm years, the Tamazight eradication policy seems again a priority for the Libyan regime.
Using methods from another era, The Libyan dictatorship singles out Amazigh activists and seeks to annihilate them. The Amazigh cause has seen worse and we will not stand silent in the face of what we can only be labeled as kidnappings.
We call on all activists of the Amazigh movement worldwide, to rally to denounce the kidnapping and demand the immediate release of the two activists. Mazigh and Madghis Bouzakhar have our support and we remain mobilized until their release.
We also call upon the human rights organizations, especially in North Africa, to intervene on behalf of the two activists and demand their release.
Tamazgha & AFAFA
Paris, December 20, 2010
47, rue Benard - 75014 Paris
MDA - 24, Place de la Liberté - 59100 Roubaix
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