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MEPs call for "urgent" investigation into situation of Gdeim Izik group prisoners

Brussels, 25 June 2017 (SPS) - The Intergroup on Western Sahara in the European Parliament on Saturday called on the UN Human Rights Council to conduct an "urgent" investigation into the situation of the Saharawi political prisoners of the "Gdeim Izik" group, denouncing the "dramatic" situation of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Moroccan court of appeal in Marrakech postpones trial of Saharawi students

Marrakesh (Morocco) , June 23, 2017 (SPS) - The court of appeal of the Moroccan city of Marrakesh decided Thursday to postpone the trial of the Saharawi students until July 6, after their appearance in the court.

The Sahrawi students entered the courtroom wearing the Sahrawi national dress, Daraa, and chanted slogans calling for the self-determination and independence of the Saharawi people.

Report establishes iniquity of trial of Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group in Rabat

Paris, June 19, 2017 (SPS) - A report of the defense's observations on the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group before the Court of Appeal of Rabat establishes the unfairness of the trial and the lack of scientific and legal credibility of the charges against the accused.

Trial of Sahrawi Gdeim Izik group: Moroccan justice exploited to settle political scores

Paris, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - The lawyers of Sahrawi activists, tried by the Court of Appeal of Rabat, denounced Thursday, in Paris, the Moroccan justice which has been exploited to settle political scores after six months of hearings marked by the absence of proofs.

Sahrawi Gdeim Izik group subject to unfair trial, international organizations say

Rabat, June 16, 2017 (SPS) - The appeal proceedings of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group continued Thursday in Sale (Rabat) at a time when an international campaign is led to denounce the serious violations against the 24 political prisoners who are subject to an unfair trial.

 

The criminal chamber of the Court of Appeal of Sale resumed on June 5 the examination of the trial of these 24 political prisoners after four adjournments.

 

Sahrawi political prisoners’ trial takes worrying turn

Paris- The trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners, which resumed on June 5 in Rabat, has taken a worrying turn with the pleading of the civil parties which want to add the charges of domestic terrorism, said Monday the Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (AFSADR).

Moroccan forces brutally repress peaceful Sahrawi protest in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), June 12, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying forces brutally dispersed protesters, who staged a peaceful demonstration in the occupied city of El-Aaiun on Saturday to express their solidarity with Sahrawi political prisoners and denounce the occupation policies in the region, said sources from El-Aaiun.

The brutal intervention left scores injured, some of them seriously injured were rushed to hospital, said the sources.

Gdeim Izik trial: Polisario Front denounces illegal, immoral practices

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated Territories), June 12, 2017 (SPS) - The Permanent Office of the Polisario Front's Secretary General has denounced the "illegal and immoral" practices marring the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik and "gross violations" against them.

Paloma Lopez denounces "arbitrary" conviction of Saharawi journalist Waleed Al Batal

Brussels, June 10, 2017 (SPS) - MEP Paloma Lopez denounced the "arbitrary" nature of the accusations and court proceedings that led to the 14-month prison sentence imposed on Sahrawi journalist Waleed Al Batal, urging the European Union (EU) Put pressure on the Moroccan authorities of occupation to obtain his release, as well as that of his father Salek Al Batal.

Moroccan court postpones trial of Gdeim Izik prisoners

Salé (Morocco), May 19, 2017 (SPS) - The Moroccan court has postponed the trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik until June 5, according to a Sahrawi human rights source from the occupied territories.

According to the source, the court decided to postpone the judgment after two weeks of hearings that witnessed numerous violations of the right of the prisoners in a fair trial.

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