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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.

Families of Gdeim Izik prisoners denounce expulsion of French activist Claude Mangin

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), October 23, 2016 (SPS) – The Committee of Gdeim Izik Prisoners Families condemned Saturday the expulsion of French activist Claude Mangin by Moroccan authorities, in a statement. 

The Committee expressed its full support to the wife of Sahrawi political prisoner Naama Asfari, human rights activist Claude Mangin.

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), October 23, 2016 (SPS) – The Moroccan forces intervened violently against Sahrawi demonstrators who took Saturday evening to Smara Street in the occupied city of El Aaiun, coincided with the visit of the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous in the city, indicated a statement of the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

Moroccan forces suppress peaceful sit-in in Smara

Smara (occupied territories), October 22, 2016 (SPS) - The Moroccan forces of repression intervened brutally against a peaceful sit-in organized Friday by unemployed Saharawi graduates in the occupied city of Smara.

During the sit-in, unemployed Saharawi graduates chanted slogans denouncing the illegal plunder of natural resources of Western Sahara by Morocco and demanding their rights to work and enjoying the natural wealth of their country.

Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik exposed to reprehension

Rabat (Morocco), October 3, 2016 (SPS) - The prison management of Alargat in the Moroccan city of Salé has molested and beat the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik, using a special military contingent belongs to what is called the General Directorate of Prisons.

Gdeim Izik prisoners wage warning hunger strike

Rabat (Morocco) September 10, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoners, Gdeim Izik group, started Friday a warning hunger strike at the local prison of Alargat for 48 hours, according to Sahrawi human rights source.

This strike comes to denounce the harassment they have suffered since their deportation, on 31 August, from the local prison of Salé 1 to the local prison of Alargat in the outskirts of Salé, near the Moroccan capital Rabat.

CONASADH expresses concern about situation of Gdeim Izik prisoners

Shaheed El Hafed, September 4, 2016 (SPS) Saharawi National Committee of Human Rights (CONASADH) on Saturday expressed deep concern about the current situation of political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group in the Moroccan prison of El Arjet, in a statement.

CONASADH appealed to all international organizations of human rights to exert pressure on the Moroccan occupier to immediately release all political prisoners and Saharawi activists wholanguish in Moroccan prisons.

Saharawi political prisoners, Gdeim Izik group, begin hunger strike

Salé (Morocco), Sept 03, 2016 (SPS) Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik Group began Friday a hunger strike for 48 hours to request  resolution of their situation and to protest against the inhuman conditions and ill-treatment perpetrated against them on the part of the Moroccan prison administration.

Sahrawi NGO calls for monitoring trial of Sahrawi students arrested in Marrakech

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), August 29, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Violations Committed by Moroccan State (ASVDH) launched an appeal Sunday to international organizations of human rights to be present to monitor a judgment of the first group of Sahrawi students who would be tried by a Moroccan tribunal in Marrakech, Morocco, on September 1.

Moroccan authorities continue harassment of delegation participated in Summer University

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), August 29, 2016 (SPS) -The Moroccan authorities continued Sunday at the airport of El Aaiun, occupied territories of Western Sahara, harassment of the Saharawi delegation of human rights activists, procceded form Casablanca airport, where they had also suffered harassment and intimidation, after their participation in the Summer University recently held in the Wilaya of Boumerdas in Algeria.

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