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EUCOCO members express concern about Sahrawi prisoners’ situation

Paris (France), 26 March 2017 (SPS) - Members of the task forces of the European Coordination Conference of support and solidarity with the Sahrawi people (EUCOCO) expressed their concern about the situation of Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group, whose appeal trial opened in Rabat on 13 March.

Moroccan authorities use excessive force against unemployed Sahrawi protesters in occupied El-Auiun

El-Auiun (Occupied Territories), 24 March 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened violently Thursday against dozens of unemployed Sahrawis, under the banner of Coordination of Unemployed Sahrawis, who peacefully protested inside a bus to demand their legitimate rights to direct employment and decent living.

Freedom of expression in Western Sahara muzzled by Morocco, denounces British NGO

London, 18 March 2017 (SPS) - The freedom of expression in Western Sahara is muzzled by Morocco which attacks journalists and human rights activists, denounced the British organization for human rights defence in Western Sahara, Adala UK.

The NOG wrote on its website this week that the Moroccan regime persecutes and imprisons journalists because of their political opinions, the same false charges for which human rights defenders are accused.

Moroccan authorities besiege court place where trial of Gdeim Izik prisoners will take place

Rabat (Morocco), March 12, 2017 (SPS) – The Moroccan authorities started Sunday morning putting iron barricades around the court where the trial of Gdeim Izik prisoners will take place. 

Many vehicles surrounded the places where the families of Gdeim Izik prisoners and their sympathizer stay. 

Adala UK denounces use of torture by Morocco against Sahrawis

London, Feb 25, 2017 (SPS) - The British organization for human rights defence in Western Sahara, Adala UK, denounced Friday the use of torture by Morocco against Sahrawi civilians who oppose Moroccan colonization of their country, and called for investigations into those complaints.

Moroccan prison administration isolates Sahrawi political prisoners on hunger strike in occupied city of El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), January 16, 2017 (SPS) – Moroccan prison administration of “Black Jail” in the occupied city of El-Aaiun isolated Saturday Saharawi political prisoners Ali Saadouni, Khalihenna Fek and Nourdin Arkubi, who were on hunger striker, at solitary confinement and destroyed their possessions.

Moroccan court issues unfair ruling against human rights activist Hamadi Nassiri

Tantan (southern Morocco), January 15, 2017 (SPS) – A Moroccan Court  has issued unfair sentence in absentia against human rights activist and former Sahrawi political prisoner Hammadi Nassiri for six months and a fine of 500 dirhams, according the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.

Moroccan forces repress "violently" peaceful demonstration in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiún (occupied territories), Jan 8, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces "violently" intervened Saturday to disperse a peaceful manifestation  in the occupied city of El-Aaiún by the Coordination of Unemployed Sahrawi Graduates to denounce the illegal plundering of Western Sahara resources.

Moroccan forces intervene “violently” against Saharawi citizens in El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), Dec 31, 2016 (SPS) - Formations of the Moroccan occupying forces intervene Thursday violently against Saharawi peaceful demonstrators, according to Sahrawi human rights sources. 

New trial of Gdeim Izik’s Sahrawi political prisoners, calls to release them increase

Rabat, 25 December 2016 (SPS) - The trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners called “Gdeim Izik group,” prosecuted by the Moroccan justice, will start Monday in Rabat, against a background of several calls for their “immediate and unconditional” release as well as for the judgment of the Moroccans who were responsible for “arbitrary detentions.”


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