Geneva: A peaceful protest in solidarity with the Sahrawi political detainees in Moroccan prisons

Geneva, October 07, 2022 (SPS) - Before the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, a peaceful protest was organized in solidarity with Sahrawi political detainees in Moroccan prisons.

The peaceful protest, which was jointly organized by Sahrawi communities in Europe and international solidarity organizations with Sahrawi people, expressed solidarity with the Sahrawi political detainees in Moroccan prisons.

The participants in the solidarity event also denounced the International Human Rights Council’s disregard for the dangerous situation in which Sahrawi political detainees live inside the prisons of the Moroccan occupation, as well as the policy of racial discrimination and the repressive and inhumane practices subjected by the Moroccan authorities against Sahrawi political detainees, and their families who are deprived from the right to visiting them, which is guaranteed by all international conventions and laws.

The participants highlighted the seriousness of the human rights situation in the occupied cities of Western Sahara, where Sahrawi defenders, journalists, media activists, students and the unemployed are subjected to all kinds of harassment, in addition to repression and abuse and the most heinous types of gross human rights violations against the peaceful Sahrawi civilian demonstrators demanding The right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, freedom and independence.

The international solidarity movements, who participated in this peaceful protest, including the Swiss Solidarity Movement with the Sahrawi People, the International March of Women, and the Geneva Group of Organizations in Support of Western Sahara, expressed their full, complete and unconditional solidarity with the struggle of the Sahrawi people for freedom and independence.

They also called on the international community to assume its historical responsibilities in protecting international law and international humanitarian law in the occupied cities of Western Sahara, as well to sending international missions, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, to report about the human rights situation in occupied cities of Western Sahara.