Algerian military regime pushes conspiracy theories to limit Hirak’s dismissal
After the failure of conspiracy theories waving the map of the foreign threat, the Algerian military junta is now targeting the independence movement in the Kabylia region, known as MAK, which it has accused of plotting terrorist attacks. the bomb against the Hirak protests.
The elderly military commanders issued a statement accusing the secular independence movement of planning attacks in order to unleash a crackdown by the authorities and use it to gain international support.
The movement for an independent region of Kabylia, MAK, reacted the same day and challenged the defense ministry to expose the independence activist they accused of planning the bombings.
In a video, exiled MAK leader Farhat Mhenni said the Algerian regime’s decision will not frighten or push pro-independence activists into underground activism.
He underlined the peaceful nature of the movement and its rejection of all kinds of violence as well as its attachment to an independent Kabylie state.
This new desperate attempt to sow fear among Algerians by brandishing the terrorism card and rejecting the Hirak as a movement driven by the enemies of Algeria has once again not convinced.
The Algerian regime has previously attempted to use its statements and media propaganda to discredit the Hirak as a Moroccan conspiracy.
The aging and sick regime has also tried unsuccessfully to defile the Hirak as a protest movement in the service of Islamic extremists and terrorists.
The dirty game of the army is not fooling anyone. The triggering of painful memories of the black decade did not stop the Hirak movement from gaining ground after a halt imposed by the pandemic.
The movement for the self-determination of Kabylia has organized in recent years massive marches in the towns and villages of Kabylia demanding the independence of Algeria.
The bloody events of 2001 in which 125 young people were killed sparked the birth of the movement for the self-determination of the Kabylie region (known by its French acronym MAK) which continues to gain ground among the Kabyles in Algeria and France. where a large diaspora of lives.
Supporters of the independence of Kabylia cite a series of grievances their region witnessed after the independence of Algeria. They blame the Algerian regime for seeking to eradicate their linguistic and cultural particularities by imposing a policy of Arabization coupled with economic marginalization.
Mhenni helped create a provisional Kabyle government in exile. The movement identifies itself as a pacifist movement seeking autonomy from Algiers as a prelude to the founding of an independent state of Kabylia.
Activists for the independence of Kabylia claim that their region was attached by colonial France to an artificial Algerian state and that their historic leaders who fought for independence from France were marginalized with their region in it. Post-independent Algeria.
Human Rights Watch, EuroMed Rights, Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders condemned in the strongest terms Algeria’s discrimination against the Amazigh (Berber) minority and called for all charges against the detained activists to be dropped. .