Moroccan police expels Spanish photographer from Western Sahara

El Aaiun (occupied capital of the SADR), February 11, 2017 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation has continued to expel international journalists and observers as part of its systematic campaign to avoid reporting the situation in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara .

This Thursday and in flagrant violation of the international law the Moroccan police expelled the Spanish photographer Bernat Millet from Western Sahara

Millet said that Moroccan police had detained him for three hours at night in a garrison in El-Aaiun, in the Moroccan city of Agadir, reported by EFE.

Millet intended to take photos with the intention of subsequently assembling a documentary about the life of the Saharawis.

Millet, a 30-year-old from Barcelona and free-lance photographer, according to the same source, entered Aaiun by road on Wednesday afternoon with normality, but later, after meeting with a group of Sahrawi activists, he was arrested, Interrogated and expelled from the Sahara.

In a statement on his Facebook account, the Spanish journalist said that he only wanted to confirm the situation that the Sahrawis live under Moroccan occupation and stressed that he will not be the first nor the last of professionals "who are trying to do their work with the right to freedom of expression that is being repressed by the Moroccan government and police.SPS

 

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