Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources

Chahid El-Hafed, Jan 02, 2018 (SPS) – The General Assembly of the Sahrawi Lawyers Union has denounced the plunder and the illegal exploitation of Western Sahara natural resources by the Moroccan occupation forces.

The Union also denounced the unfair trials of the detainees of Gdeim Izik group, calling on the international community to put pressure on Morocco to bring it to comply with the international law and create a UN body for the protection of the Sahrawi people.

According to the Sahrawi News Agency, the Sahrawi lawyers Union reaffirmed its "total support to the struggle for freedom and building, under the leadership of the Frente POLISARIO, the only legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people."

In addition to the illegal exploitation of the Sahrawi natural resources, the General Assembly also condemned the discriminatory and arbitrary policy and the exclusion practiced by the Moroccan occupation against the Sahrawi workers and citizens in the occupied cities and South of Morocco.

The Union also expressed "solidarity with the Sahrawi political detainees in the Moroccan prisons, demanding their immediate and unconditional liberation, calling for the creation of a UN mechanism, through the MINURSO- tasked with the protection of the Sahrawi people.

It also called on the Moroccan government to "release 151 Sahrawi war prisoners," insisting on  "disclosing the truth about the fate of the disappeared Sahrawis and facilitating access of media, observers, personalities and parliamentary delegations to the occupied Sahrawi territories."

The General Assembly of Sahrawi Lawyers Union urged all components of the Sahrawi people to "be united to face the Moroccan occupation and thwart its abject plans," saying that "resistance remains the only way to liberate our people and our homeland."SPS