Human rights: Moroccan practices in Western Sahara denounced in Moscow

Moscow, November 18, 2017 (SPS) - Human rights violations committed by the Moroccan occupying forces in Western Sahara were denounced in a conference organized Friday, in Moscow, jointly by the representation of the Polisario Front in the Russian capital and that of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Russia.

The audience, made up notably of students from various Russian universities and institutes, took the opportunity to learn about the Sahrawi cause through the screening of a documentary relating “the genesis of the issue of Western Sahara and the suffering of people committed to continuing their struggle for their independence despite the stubbornness of Morocco which continues flouting the resolutions of the United Nations and the international law.”

The representative of the Polisario Front in Russia Ali-Salem Mohamed-Fadel broached the main phases of the 42 years of the Moroccan occupation and the “serious repercussions caused by this invasion against the Sahrawi people who have succeeded, thanks to their brave combatants, in resisting this colonizing military force.”

“Despite four decades of struggle and exile of refugees, the Sahrawi people succeeded, under the leadership of the Polisario Front, in paving the way for the building of a modern State and having cultivated and organized Sahrawi citizens,” said Mohamed Fadhel Ali Salem. (SPS)

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