Saharawi Community in Lanzarote protests against repatriation of Sahrawi young activist

Lanzarote (Spain), January 26, 2019 (SPS) - The Saharawi Community in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, organized a demonstration in front of the Sub-Commission of the Spanish government to protest the repatriation of Sahrawi young activist Hussein Ould Bashir upon his arrival on the island and handing him over by the Spanish authorities to the Moroccan police, which was pursuing him to arrest him on the background of his position in support of self-determination and independence of the Saharawi people.

The Saharawi community, the Sahrawi people's friends and civil society organizations in Lanzarote denounced the action, expressing their deep disapproval of the Spanish government's complicity with the Moroccan occupier and its unlimited support in international forums at the expense of an unarmed people fighting for the right to exist on their homeland.

The demonstrators held the Spanish government responsible for what may be inflicted on the young Sahrawi of assault and ill-treatment and for his physical and moral integrity, as long as the Spanish state remains responsible, both morally and legally, for violations and injustices committed by the Moroccan occupation authorities against the Saharawi people in Western Sahara. (SPS)