UN urged to find mechanism to monitor, protect human rights in Western Sahara

Bir Lahlou (Sahrawi Liberated Territories)- President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO Brahim Gali called on the United Nations to find a mechanism to monitor and protect human rights in Western Sahara, affirming that the sentences pronounced against the political prisoners of “Gdeim Izik” group was another “proof of Morocco’s intention to continue the violation of human rights in the occupied territories in the absence of witnesses.”

“The sentences pronounced against a group of political prisoners is another proof of Morocco’s intention to continue its policy of human rights violations in the absence of witnesses, hence the urgent need to find a mechanism of monitoring the respect of human rights in Western Sahara to control and protect them and draw up reports in this regard,” said Gali in a letter sent Sunday to the United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guteres.

“It is clear that the Moroccan authorities do not respect the international law and continues violating human rights in Western Sahara which remains under the responsibility of the United Nations pending its decolonization to allow the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom”, he stressed.

“The Moroccan authorities, as we indicated previously, didn’t want a fair trial for the Sahrawi political prisoners questioned for their political opinions and their right to self-determination,” he said. SPS