Saharawi activist Hayat Haimuda holds important meetings with European parliamentarians and Austrian political bodies

Vienna (Austria), March 05, 2020 (SPS) - Saharawi activist Hayat Haimuda held important meetings with European parliamentarians, political party leaders and humanitarian organizations in the framework of her working visit to Austria, with the presence of the Saharawi representative in Austria Mohamed Mamun Ahmed Brahim.

Activist Hayat struggling to break the silence about what is happening in the occupied areas of Western Sahara was invited by the Austrian Association of Solidarity with the Saharawi people.

 During her tour in Austria she was received by parliamentarians, both European and national, mayors and vice mayors, as well as leaders of political parties and humanitarian organizations and institutes for international dialogue.

She had the opportunity to give interviews to several Austrian journalists. breifing his interlocutors the disastrous situation experienced by the Saharawi population in the territories occupied by Morocco "we live in a closed jail," said the activist.

“After 44 years of occupation there is still no University in the Occupied Zones, and the few Saharawis who access a university have to go to Agadir, Marrakech, Casablanca or Rabat. We do not have hospitals with specialists. Any Saharawi lawyer who defends the right of self-determination of his people is not enrolled in Moroccan law schools”said Hayat.

"Whoever defends human rights, freedom of expression, the right to education, to housing, to work, to health care is arrested, imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to prison terms," ​​said the Saharawi activist. .

"I was imprisoned for 6 months when I was 14 years old, and today there are several minors imprisoned by the Moroccan authorities just for participating in peaceful demonstrations in support of the right to self-determination," he said.SPS