SADR calls on African Commission on Human Rights to end Moroccan crimes in occupied cities

Shahid El Hafed, 22 November 2021 (SPS) -The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) called Sunday on the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to end the crimes perpetrated by Moroccan occupation in the occupied cities.

SADR coordinator with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Widad El-Mostafa warned against "the dangerous situation in the occupied Sahrawi territories in view of a police embargo that has allowed the Moroccan repressive machine to commit serious crimes and violations against humanity in flagrant transgression of international laws and customs, first and foremost international humanitarian law, especially after the resumption of the war in the region following the violation of the ceasefire by Moroccan forces on November 13, 2020.

The situation of the activist Sultana Khaya and her family, placed under embargo in their home for a whole year, where they are subjected to all kinds of intimidation and abuse including rape.           

The same Sahrawi official urged the Commission, as an African organisation in charge of the defence of human rights, to react urgently to protect this resistant family and all Sahrawis by working to put an end to the violations committed by the Moroccan security apparatus.

He also called for the lifting of the siege imposed on human rights activists and the release of all Sahrawi civilian detainees imprisoned in Moroccan jails as well as the revelation of the fate of the disappeared and the end of the plundering of Sahrawi wealth.