Two international NGOs expresse concern over human rights situation in Western Sahara

Geneva, March 16, 2021 (SPS) - The United Nations International Youth and Students Movement and the Federation for the Protection of Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities expressed, Monday, their concern over the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the ongoing occupation of the Saharawi territories by Morocco.

"The human rights situation is deteriorating at various levels, as reported by reports from human rights organizations," both organizations affirmed during the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, held by videoconference.

The voices of those who defend the self-determination of the Saharawi people are "suffocated" and the natural resources belonging to the people of Western Sahara are "plundered", the authors of the declaration deplore. SPS