In a letter sent to Moroccan Justice Minister Mohamed Aujjar on 2 April 2019, Members of the European Parliament demanded that the suffering of their Sakharov finalist, Nasser Zafzafi, be stopped. Also, the immediate release of all Rifian activists is requested as a sign of goodwill.
The suffering of the families who have to travel hundreds of miles to see their son or husband is also cited.
There is growing concern within the European institutions about the health situation of the Sakharov finalist, as well as the conditions in which the activists live.
The “Friends of the Rif”, together with the Rifian lobby group, has launched this initiative, which is part of a series of initiatives to put the Rifin issue on the political agenda.