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Morocco: 11 Arrested over Fish Seller Mouhcine Fikri’s Death

HeadlineNov 02, 2016

In Morocco, 11 people have been arrested in connection with the death of fish seller Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed to death in the compactor of a garbage truck while he was trying to retrieve fish confiscated by police. His death has sparked massive protests across Morocco. People are drawing parallels to Tunisian fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi in 2010, whose death sparked the Arab Spring uprisings. Moroccan authorities have ruled Fikri’s death a homicide and charged the 11 arrested people with involuntary manslaughter and forgery of public documents. Click here to see our full interview with Moroccan-Dutch professor Miriyam Aouragh.

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