Human rights organization calls Manuel Albares to intervene to free Sahrawi political prisoners in Morocco

Madrid (Spain), 29 January 2022 (SPS) - The Movement for Sahrawi Political Prisoners has appealed to the Spanish Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares, to intervene with the Moroccan occupation regime, in order to release all Sahrawi political prisoners held in Moroccan prisons, against the backdrop of their peaceful activities and political positions in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

In a letter to José Manuel Albares, the movement stressed that the Spanish government is responsible as an administrative force from the point of view of international law, and must mediate in order to improve the situation of the prisoners, who are deprived of visits from their families, many of whom live in total isolation, and do not receive the necessary health care, recalling that these prisoners are victims of unfair trials, without any evidence or proof, but confessions were extracted from them under torture and coercion.

The letter drew the attention of the head of the Spanish diplomacy to the fact that showing sufficient goodwill may lead the Moroccan occupation regime to decide to release these prisoners (...).

The human rights movement asked the Spanish minister for clarification on the recent discussions he had with the United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, and with the United Nations Special Envoy for Western Sahara Staffan de Mistura, and whether the situation of the Sahrawi political prisoners in the prisons of the Moroccan occupation had been raised or not.