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Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 16 April 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened Saturday evening against several Saharawi demonstrators who came out in solidarity with Saharawi political prisoners and demanded their immediate release.

The Moroccan forces, in the early hours of Saturday, started the siege of Smara Street and the streets leading to it, to prevent Sahrawi citizens from passing, before they intervened.

Sahrawi political prisoners on hunger strike at various Moroccan prisons

Tata (Morocco) 15 April 2017 (SPS) - Many Sahrawi political prisoners held at Moroccan prisons undergo unlimited hunger strikes in an escalating step to demand their rights guaranteed in accordance with international covenants and conventions in line with their legal status as prisoners of conscience.

Western Sahara: Gdeim Izik detainees refuse Medical expertise conducted by Moroccan staff

Sale (Morocco), 9 April 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group have refused the expertise requested by the Court of Appeal of Salé, conducted by a Moroccan commission.

This is contrary to the Istanbul protocol which stipulates that the medical expertise must be impartial, said the Defence League of Sahrawi detainees.

Sahrawi political prisoner Abdel-Khaliq al-Markhi isolated in prison clinic

Guelmim (South of Morocco) 8 April 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the city of Guelmim, South of Morocco, reported that the family of the Sahrawi political prisoner, Secretary-General of the Committee, Abdel-Khaliq al-Markhi, informed that their son was isolated Friday in a clinic by the Bouzkarn prison administration, without knowing the real motives of this action.

President of Republic chairs meeting of monitoring committee on situation of prisoners of Gdeim Izik

Shaheed El Hafed, April 8, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the POLISARIO Front, Brahim Gali, chaired Friday a meeting of the Monitoring Committee on the situation of Saharawi political prisoners (Gdeim Izik's group).

The President of the Republic praised during the meeting the resistance and defiance shown by Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik throughout the phases of the farce trial.

Occupied El-Aaiun undergoes severe security siege

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories) 2 April 2017 (SPS) -  The Moroccan forces surrounded Saturday El-Aaiun, the capital of the occupied Western Sahara, by moving in massive military equipment from different regions, stationed in the outskirts and center of the city, said the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.  

Adala UK: alarming increase of repression in demonstrations in Western Sahara

London, 27 March 2017 (SPS) - Last Thursday, 23 March, a group of unemployed individuals demonstrated pacifically in El Aaiun, in the Occupied Territories in Western Sahara. In view of the brutal repression with which the Moroccan forces responded to the demonstrators, Adala UK demands that the Moroccan authorities carry a complete, impartial and independent investigation of the human rights abuses committed and that all liable individuals are brought to justice.

EUCOCO members express concern about Sahrawi prisoners’ situation

Paris (France), 26 March 2017 (SPS) - Members of the task forces of the European Coordination Conference of support and solidarity with the Sahrawi people (EUCOCO) expressed their concern about the situation of Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group, whose appeal trial opened in Rabat on 13 March.

Moroccan authorities use excessive force against unemployed Sahrawi protesters in occupied El-Auiun

El-Auiun (Occupied Territories), 24 March 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened violently Thursday against dozens of unemployed Sahrawis, under the banner of Coordination of Unemployed Sahrawis, who peacefully protested inside a bus to demand their legitimate rights to direct employment and decent living.

Freedom of expression in Western Sahara muzzled by Morocco, denounces British NGO

London, 18 March 2017 (SPS) - The freedom of expression in Western Sahara is muzzled by Morocco which attacks journalists and human rights activists, denounced the British organization for human rights defence in Western Sahara, Adala UK.

The NOG wrote on its website this week that the Moroccan regime persecutes and imprisons journalists because of their political opinions, the same false charges for which human rights defenders are accused.

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