Saharawi community in Mauritania expresses solidarity Saharawi political prisoners (Gdeim Izik group)

Shaheed El-Hafed, Dec 25, 2016 (SPS) - The Saharawi community in Mauritania, including the martyr Ali Mayara’s sector, organized Saturday a platform to express support and solidarity with the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik who are due to appear Monday before a Moroccan court.

"This initiative is part of the international campaign to support Sahrawi political prisoners and call for their immediate and unconditional release," according to a press statement.

The Saharawi community also condemned the trial of these political prisoners, launching an appeal "urging all international human rights organizations to exert pressure against Morocco for the immediate release of Saharawi political prisoners.

It also called on the United Nations to set up a UN mechanism for the protection of human rights in the occupied part of Western Sahara. (SPS)