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Moroccan prison administration isolates Sahrawi political prisoners on hunger strike in occupied city of El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), January 16, 2017 (SPS) – Moroccan prison administration of “Black Jail” in the occupied city of El-Aaiun isolated Saturday Saharawi political prisoners Ali Saadouni, Khalihenna Fek and Nourdin Arkubi, who were on hunger striker, at solitary confinement and destroyed their possessions.

Moroccan court issues unfair ruling against human rights activist Hamadi Nassiri

Tantan (southern Morocco), January 15, 2017 (SPS) – A Moroccan Court  has issued unfair sentence in absentia against human rights activist and former Sahrawi political prisoner Hammadi Nassiri for six months and a fine of 500 dirhams, according the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.

Moroccan forces repress "violently" peaceful demonstration in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiún (occupied territories), Jan 8, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces "violently" intervened Saturday to disperse a peaceful manifestation  in the occupied city of El-Aaiún by the Coordination of Unemployed Sahrawi Graduates to denounce the illegal plundering of Western Sahara resources.

Moroccan forces intervene “violently” against Saharawi citizens in El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), Dec 31, 2016 (SPS) - Formations of the Moroccan occupying forces intervene Thursday violently against Saharawi peaceful demonstrators, according to Sahrawi human rights sources. 

New trial of Gdeim Izik’s Sahrawi political prisoners, calls to release them increase

Rabat, 25 December 2016 (SPS) - The trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners called “Gdeim Izik group,” prosecuted by the Moroccan justice, will start Monday in Rabat, against a background of several calls for their “immediate and unconditional” release as well as for the judgment of the Moroccans who were responsible for “arbitrary detentions.”

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators on International Human Rights Day

EL-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), December 11, 2016 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation forces on Saturday evening intervened violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in the occupied city of EL-Aaiun, after responding to an appeal launched by the Coordination of Human Rights Activists in Western Sahara for demonstrations to commemorate the International Day of Human Rights on December 10.

Referral of young Sahrawi Saeed Ayoub to prison in occupied city of El Aaiun

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), Dec. 2, 2016 (SPS) – The investigating judge of the court of appeal in the occupied city of El Aaiun referred Tuesday young Sahrawi Saeed Ayoub, 18, to the local prison in the city, after he was arrested on Sunday along with other young Sahrawi Mohamed Bouamoud, who was released hours after the arbitrary arrest.

CONASADH condemns repression and torture committed against women in occupied territories of Western Sahara

Shaheed El Hafed, 27 Nov 2016 (SPS) The Saharawi National Committee of Human Rights (CONASADH) condemned all forms of repression and torture committed against Sahrawi women in the occupied territories of Western Sahara by the Moroccan repressive forces of occupation.

Sahrawi political prisoner Yahya Mohamed El-Hafed transferred to hospital

Taroudant (Morocco) November 19, 2016 (SPS) - The Moroccan agricultural prison in  the Moroccan city of Taroudant transfered Thursday Sahrawi human rights defender and political prisoner Yahya Mohamed El-Hafed Izza to the regional hospital in the city, indicated Sahrawi human rights source.

RSF calls on Morocco to end reporting restrictions in Western Sahara

Paris, Nov. 5, 2016 (SPS) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Friday called on the Moroccan authorities to end all restrictions on reporting freedom in Western Sahara, under Moroccan occupation, and "stop violating the rights of Sahrawi and foreign journalists to cover developments in the territory.

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