Morocco must release the Saharawi Gdeim Izik group (Member of Danish Parliament)

Copenhagen, (Denmark) March 14th, 2017 (SPS) - In Press release issued Tuesday by the Danish Member of Parliament from the Red-Green Alliance Party (Enhedslisten) development Spokesman, Mr. Christian Juhl has urged the Moroccan Government to release the innocent Saharawi human rights activists of Gdeim Izik group.

In his press release the Danish MP further said: “The Kingdom of Morocco leads these days trial against 25 activists of Gdeim Izik group, whom for several years have been jailed under severe conditions for participating in peaceful protests in Western Sahara. On Monday Morning it has been announced that Moroccan authorities have detained the activists' lawyers at the airport in Rabat.”

Mr. Juhl said also in his Press release “I call upon the Danish Foreign Affairs Minister, together with his European colleagues to intervene and exert pressure on Morocco to stop its unacceptable treatment against the Saharawis.”

“There must also be an international Investigation of human rights violations in this case.”

“  In addition, it must be ensured that the activists' lawyers can work freely and that there is a fair trial under international supervision.”

“  The innocent human rights activists from Gdim Izik are innocent and should be released until the contrary is proved.”

Finally, Mr. Juhl reaffirmed that Gdeim Izik group peaceful and democratic efforts to put an end to Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara have his full support. (SPS)