Call to end to harassment of activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir

Paris, Feb 13, 2021 (SPS) - The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partner of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIHD), urged the Moroccan occupier to "guarantee in all circumstances the physical and psychological integrity of Sahrawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, her family, and all human rights defenders in Western Sahara, and to put an end to all forms of harassment, including at the judicial level, and any act of intimidation.

The Observatory called, in a statement, for the opening, "without delay", of an "exhaustive, independent, effective, rigorous, impartial and transparent investigation into the allegations of ill-treatment against Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir , in order to identify those responsible, bring them before an independent, competent and impartial tribunal, in accordance with international and regional instruments for the protection of human rights, and apply the criminal, civil or administrative sanctions provided for by law ".SPS