Morocco violated international legality by invading Western Sahara in 1975

Tifariti (Liberated Territories), May 21, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed that the Moroccan Kingdom violated the international legality by its military invasion of Western Sahara on 31 October 1975 and also violated the international law and the international humanitarian law by committing horrible crimes against the Sahrawi people.

“It is definitely the Moroccan Kingdom which violated the international legality by its military invasion of Western Sahara on 31 October 1975 and it is also Morocco which violated the international law and the international humanitarian law by committing horrible crimes against the Sahrawi people, including the updated mass graves, slaughters, liquidations, abductions, arrests and forced disappearances,” said Sahrawi president on the occasion of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the outbreak of the armed struggle.

“It is Morocco which violates today the international humanitarian law by scorning the most basic human rights of the Sahrawi civilians in the territories it occupies in the Sahrawi Republic, in the south of Morocco and university sites, while continuing plundering the natural resources of Western Sahara,” added President Ghali.

Underlining that “Morocco violates the international humanitarian law by imposing a stifling blockade on the occupied territories of Western Sahara and by persevering in the harassment, arrests and imprisonment of Sahrawi people,” the Sahrawi Head of State recalled the repeated violations of the ceasefire agreement and the military convention N1.

Sahrawi President also broached “the threat of the region’s countries by producing drug and encouraging organized crime and terrorism gangs which endanger peace and stability in the region.”

He also welcomed Algeria’s position in favor of the fair struggle of the Sahrawi people, “a position which is in line with the requirements of the international legality and principles and values of the glorious Revolution of 1 November 1954.” (SPS)

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