Frente POLISARIO calls ICRC to provide necessary protection for Sahrawi civilians in OOTT

Geneva (Switzerland), Feb 23, 2021 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO has officially appealed the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide the necessary protection and assistance for Sahrawi civilians in the occupied areas of Western Sahara as well as to work for application of the Geneva conventions and pressure the occupation forces of the Kingdom of Morocco to respect them.

POLISARIO´s representative to Europe and EU, Mr. Ubbi Buchraya, has reminded the President of the ICRC, Peter Maurer of the Frente POLISARIO appeal for the collaboration of the Committee in order to clarify the whereabouts of the Sahrawi victims of forced disappearance due to the conflict in the non-autonomous territory of Western Sahara”.

POLISARIO denounced, the letter adds, the deterioration of the situation in the occupied areas since the resumption of the armed conflict last November 2020, worsened by the repression practiced by the Moroccan security forces against Sahrawi civilians

“We deeply regret the ongoing Moroccan occupation crimes against the Sahrawi civilians, and its clear violation of international humanitarian law, and Geneva Convention”, the letter highlights.SPS                                                                                                  

125/090/TRA