Launch of online platform to document Moroccan occupation crimes against Sahrawi civilians

Fri, 12/08/2023 - 11:44

Occupied El Aaiun, 8 December 2023 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Association against Moroccan Occupation (ISACOM) launched its online platform on Wednesday, dedicated to monitoring and documenting various human rights violations in the occupied cities of Western Sahara, and highlighting the violations of the Moroccan occupation regime of international law and international humanitarian law.

ISACOM explained in a statement that the launch of the online platform comes in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, noting that the content of the platform "will address the issues of the Sahrawi people, especially in the field of human rights in the occupied cities of Western Sahara."

The statement also indicated that the online platform will include digital human rights materials accessible to people worldwide, human rights organizations, researchers, and scholars in the field of human rights. It will also feature data windows and human rights news reports that monitor various human rights violations in the occupied cities of Western Sahara, in addition to analytical articles on current events.

The ISACOM online platform will also conduct interviews with specialists in international law, international humanitarian law, and human rights specialists, as digital legal doses that promote and raise awareness of human rights.

In a previous statement, ISACOM confirmed that the occupying authorities deliberately make the lives of Sahrawis demanding self-determination miserable on a daily basis, and prevent them from exercising their rights, including cultural rights, especially those that do not comply with Moroccan policy.

ISACOM also holds the Moroccan occupation fully responsible for the lives of Sahrawi civilian prisoners on hunger strike in Moroccan prisons and calls for the activation and intensification of solidarity campaigns to support their cause, at both local and international levels.

ISACOM called on organizations, living consciences, and free people around the world to put pressure on the Moroccan occupation "to work to save the lives of the prisoners on hunger strike and to compel it to respect the relevant legal standards and stop its violations in the occupied territories of Western Sahara."

ISACOM also called on the international community, especially the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross, to intervene to protect the Sahrawis and stop the serious violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara