Demonstrations in Spain for release of Saharawi political prisoners

Madrid, Dec 24, 2016 (SPS) Several Spanish cities have decided to organise demonstrations to express their support and solidarity with the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik whose trial is scheduled to start Monday.

In Madrid, the Spanish Coordination of Solidarity Associations with Sahara (CEAS-Sahara) called for a rally in front of the Moroccan embassy to demand the release of the Saharawi political prisoners on 27 December.

The Association of Friends of the Saharawi People of the Balearic Islands called for a demonstration Sunday to demand the release of political prisoners and to shed light on the fate of the disappeared Saharawi.

The trial of court of cassation in Rabat (Morocco) will take place on Dec 26-28, against the 22 Saharawi political prisoners, Gdeim Izik Group. Many international organizations and political parties have deplored the lack of transparency and declared "null and void" any trial that does not comply with international law. (SPS)