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Moroccan forces attack Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied Smara

Smara (occupied territories), Feb 25, 2015 (SPS) - The Moroccan forces attacked and kidnapped a group of Sahrawi militants and activists in the occupied city of Smara, on the eve of February 24, coinciding with the commemoration of the Sahrawi people to the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

President Ghali warns against new processes of physical liquidation of Sahrawi detainees

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), , Feb 24, 2018 (SPS) –Sahrawi president and General Secretary of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali has warned against the new processes of the physical liquidation practiced by the Moroccan occupier against the Sahrawi detainees, calling on the entire international community to mobilize.

Death of Mohamed El Ayoubi: President of Republic calls on UN SG for mechanism for protection of Sahrawi civilians in occupied territories

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), February 23, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front Brahim, Brahim Ghali, has sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to draw his attention to the serious violations of human rights committed by the Moroccan regime against the defenseless Sahrawi civilians, especially human rights defenders and political prisoners in the Moroccan prisons.

Gdeim Izik Group: Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed El Ayoubi passes away

El-Aaiun (occupied territories), Feb 23, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik group Mohamed El Ayoubi passed away on Wednesday evening in the occupied city of El El-Aaiun because of the harsh conditions and mistreatment in Moroccan prisons.

Gdeim Izik prisoners: AI calls on Morocco to respect right to defence

London, Feb 19, 2018 (SPS) - The human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Moroccan authorities to respect the right to defence for the Gdeim Izik prisoners, following the expulsion of two of their lawyers, Ingrid Metton and Olfa Ouled.

In a tweet posted after the expulsion, the AI said that Moroccan authorities must "respect the right to defence for the Gdeim Izik detainees, including the right to a lawyer of their choice."

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied city of Dakhla

Dakhla (occupied territories), February 19, 2018 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation forces intervened violently on Saturday against Sahrawi demonstrators in the occupied city of Dakhla, where they were demonstrating to demand that the Saharawi people benefit from their wealth and to denounce policies of depletion of Western Sahara resources.

Moroccan authorities prevent organizing peaceful demonstration in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (occupied territories), February 17, 2018 (SPS) – The Moroccan authorities on Friday banned Sahrawi citizens from peacefully demonstrating in Smara Street in the occupied city of El-Aaiun.

Japanese delegation expelled from occupied city of El Aaiun

El Aaiun (occupied territories), Dec 30, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan authorities on Friday expelled two Japanese university professors from El Aaiun towards Casablanca.

Mothers of 15 Saharawi abductees demand revealing whereabouts of their sons

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 25 December 2017 (SPS) - The mother of the 15 Saharawi abductees has demanded the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Raad Al-Hussein, to intervene with the Moroccan authorities in order to reveal the whereabouts of their unaccounted-for sons since 25 December 2005.

Sahrawi political detainee Mohammed al-Ayoubi sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

Salé (Rabat) 23 December 2017 (SPS) - The Court of Appeal in the Moroccan city of Salé on Wednesday issued a 20-year prison sentence against Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed al-Ayoubi.

The Moroccan state had been forced to release him temporarily on 13 December 2011 because of his deteriorating health, which resulted recently in acute kidney failure and follow-up treatment for 3 days a week in a clinic for blood filtration in the occupied city of El-Aaiun.

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