World Peace Council condemns assassination of a young Saharawi woman by Moroccan forces of occupation

Athens (Greece) 23 July 2019 (SPS)- The President of the World Peace Council, Mrs. Socorro Gomez, expressed on Monday her vivid condemnation of the assassination by Moroccan forces of occupation of young Saharawi woman, Sabah Othman, last Friday night to Saturday morning, in the occupied city of El Aaiun.

“We received with great consternation and revolt the news of the death of the 24-year-old Sabah Othman Ahmadida (Injourni), who was struck by a Moroccan police car during the brutal repression of a demonstration in the capital of occupied Western Sahara, El Aaiun, on July 20”, Mrs. Socorro said.

She further asserted receiving “shocking reports and images of the crackdown with which demonstrations were answered by the Moroccan authorities”, which “include the use of lethal ammunition, beatings and trampling, such as what struck Sabah,” she adds.

The organisation believes that the Moroccan violations of Saharawi people’s rights “begins with the non-implementation of their right to self-determination, so that they can decide freely on their political destiny.”

She further criticized the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) unabelity “to fulfill its role to carry out the consultation for the self-determination of the Saharawi people. In addition, it has been prevented, mainly by France, an ally of Morocco, from including in its mandate the monitoring of the human rights situation of the Saharawis, despite repeated appeals from the people, their leaders and international solidarity entities.”

The World Peace Council, which is an anticolonialist organization, confirmed its “solidarity with the peoples in struggle against domination,” and “condemns in the strongest terms the human rights violations that are committed daily in occupied territory.”

It further “appeal to the urgent action for the protection of the Saharawis and join the countless entities in firm solidarity with the Saharawi people in a just struggle for the liberation of their country, demanding the holding of the referendum now!”