Cebrapaz condemns Moroccan repression in occupied Western Sahara and mourns the death of young Sabah Ahmeida

Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) 23 July 2019 (SPS)– The Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the Peoples and Struggle for Peace (CEBRAPAZ) expressed its solidarity with the Saharawi people against the latest Moroccan para-military and police oppression ongoing since last Friday.

The President of Cebrapaz, Antônio Barreto, expressed in a statement his organisation’s “most vehement condemnation of the brutal episodes of repression of demonstrations on July 20, in El Aaiun, the capital of Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco”, where “the Moroccan police ran over and killed the 24-year-old young woman, Sabah Othman Ahmeida (Injourni), and delayed in giving her medical attention. Sabah died later in the hospital,” the statement indicates.

The President of the organisation stressed that the “demonstration of July 20 was massive and expressive of the Saharawi people’s longing for the liberation of their nation”, though it was also a spontaneous demonstration celebrating Algeria’s victory at the African Games, before the Moroccan police decided to disperse it in blood.

CEBRAPAZ “joins all entities and personalities in solidarity with the Saharawi people in the strong repudiation of this episode of repression and regrets the death of the young Sabah, while at the same time unconditionally supporting the Saharawis’ appeal for the implementation of the referendum on self-determination and, meanwhile, the guarantee of protection of the population under occupation,” the statement concluded.