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Gdeim Izik prisoners: AI calls on Morocco to respect right to defence

London, Feb 19, 2018 (SPS) - The human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Moroccan authorities to respect the right to defence for the Gdeim Izik prisoners, following the expulsion of two of their lawyers, Ingrid Metton and Olfa Ouled.

In a tweet posted after the expulsion, the AI said that Moroccan authorities must "respect the right to defence for the Gdeim Izik detainees, including the right to a lawyer of their choice."

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied city of Dakhla

Dakhla (occupied territories), February 19, 2018 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation forces intervened violently on Saturday against Sahrawi demonstrators in the occupied city of Dakhla, where they were demonstrating to demand that the Saharawi people benefit from their wealth and to denounce policies of depletion of Western Sahara resources.

Moroccan authorities prevent organizing peaceful demonstration in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (occupied territories), February 17, 2018 (SPS) – The Moroccan authorities on Friday banned Sahrawi citizens from peacefully demonstrating in Smara Street in the occupied city of El-Aaiun.

Japanese delegation expelled from occupied city of El Aaiun

El Aaiun (occupied territories), Dec 30, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan authorities on Friday expelled two Japanese university professors from El Aaiun towards Casablanca.

Mothers of 15 Saharawi abductees demand revealing whereabouts of their sons

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 25 December 2017 (SPS) - The mother of the 15 Saharawi abductees has demanded the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Raad Al-Hussein, to intervene with the Moroccan authorities in order to reveal the whereabouts of their unaccounted-for sons since 25 December 2005.

Sahrawi political detainee Mohammed al-Ayoubi sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

Salé (Rabat) 23 December 2017 (SPS) - The Court of Appeal in the Moroccan city of Salé on Wednesday issued a 20-year prison sentence against Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed al-Ayoubi.

The Moroccan state had been forced to release him temporarily on 13 December 2011 because of his deteriorating health, which resulted recently in acute kidney failure and follow-up treatment for 3 days a week in a clinic for blood filtration in the occupied city of El-Aaiun.

Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group are subjected to humiliating inspection

Agadir (Morocco), December 17, 2017 (SPS) - The local prison administration of Ait Melloul in the Moroccan city of Agadir carried out on Sunday a humiliating search against Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group Bani Mohamed, Sidi Ahmed Lamjid and Mohamed Ambarak Lafkir, as well as messing with their belongings.

Deterioration of health condition of Sahrawi political prisoner Abdelmoula Alhafidi

Loudaya (Marrakech), December 17, 2017 (SPS) - The health situation of Sahrawi political prison Abdelmoula Alhafidi, member of the student group, has deteriorated due to the complications of his unlimited hunger strike to achieve his legitimate demands denied by the administration of Laodaya prison in the south of the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

Moroccan forces intervene against sit-in of Sahrawi students in Agadir

Agadir (Morocco), November 17, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened on Thursday against a sit-in organized by Saharawi students at Ibn Zohr University in Agadir.

The Moroccan forces besieged on Thursday morning protests organized by the Saharawi students at the Ibn Zohr University, encircled the night encampment organized by students at the faculty of law, and intervened brutally against the students.

Moroccan forces attack Saharawi citizens in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), November 13, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces, in civil clothes, mobilized Saturday evening hundreds of Moroccan settlers in the streets and alleys of the occupied city of El-Aaiun, after a football match between the Moroccan team and its Ivorian counterpart ended. 

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