Sahrawi Human Rights Committee expresses its concern over Moroccan illegal practices against children in OO TT

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), Nov 21, 2017 (SPS) - On the occasion of International Children's Day, the Sahrawi Human Rights Committee expressed its concern over illegal practices of Morocco, which contradict international legality, against children and Sahrawi women throughout the years of occupation.

 

The Saharawi Committee for Human Rights, in a statement, has called upon international legal and human rights entities prosecute those responsibleof the Moroccan State, for their involvement in practices such as murders, kidnappings and torture against defenseless Sahrawi civilians, as well as dispatching international committees in order to investigate serious human rights violations in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara.

 

The Committee expressed its solidarity with all the victims of the violations committed by Morocco, and in particular, children who suffer repression and discrimination. In this regard, the Sahrawi Human Rights Committee urges the Secretary General of the United Nations and the Security Council to create a mechanism with the power to document and report human rights violations committed by Morocco in the OO TT.

 

Finally, the communiqué clarifies that the International Children's Day arrives in a context in which the Moroccan occupier violates international treaties related to the rights of the child. Such non-compliance is reflected in the physical and psychological torture, arbitrary detention and imprisonment of relatives of Saharan children. SPS

 

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