Occupied zones

Sahrawi civilian prisoners in Morocco are subjected to harassment and racial discrimination

Ait Melloul (Morocco), 3 May 2020 (SPS) - Local prison administration Ait Melol 1, on the outskirts of the southern Moroccan city of Agadir, imposed several restrictions on Sahrawi civilian prisoners of the student rank group and integrated them with prisoners of public rights in narrow cells deprived of their own needs.

Moroccan occupation authorities prevent Catalan parliamentary delegation from visiting occupied territories of Western Sahara

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 1 March 2020 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation authorities prevented on Friday a delegation consisting of eight deputies from the Spanish Catalan Parliament from conducting a field fact-finding visit on the grave violations of human rights in Western Sahara.

Morocco is called for immediate release of Sahrawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lafkir

Paris, 7 February 2020 (SPS) - The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders has issued an urgent appeal to the Moroccan authorities to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of the Sahrawi activist, Mahfouda Bamba Lafkir, imprisoned in Morocco, demanding her immediate release.

Sahrawi political prisoners subjected to deportation, mistreatment

Oudaya Local Prison (Marrakech), 4 January 2020 (SPS) -  The Oudaya Local Prison Administration in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Friday deported Sahrawi civilian prisoner, Hussein Basheer Brahim Maadour, to the local prison of Ait-Melloul on the outskirts of the city of Agadir in southern Morocco.  

Moroccan authorities prevent Basque MPs from entering occupied Western Sahara

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 2 December 2019 (SPS) – The Moroccan authorities on Sunday prevented a group of Basque parliamentarians from entering the occupied capital of Western Sahara, El-Aaiun, and forced them to return on board the plane that took them from the Canary Islands.

The parliamentary group comprises Carmelo Barrio (PP), Josu Estarrona (EH Bildu), Íñigo Martínez (Elkarrekin Podemos) and Eva Juez (PNV).

Moroccan authorities arrest Sahrawi activist Mahfuda Lafkir

ُEl-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 17 November 2019 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation authorities arrested on Friday morning , in the occupied city of El-Aaiun, Sahrawi activist and human rights defender, Mahfuda Bamba Lafkir, while she was attending the trial of two young Sahrawis.

This arrest comes in retaliation for its positions on the just cause of the Sahrawi people and their right to self-determination and independence.

Moroccan repression in occupied Western Sahara: Polisario calls on UN to intervene

New York (UN), 22 July 2019 (SPS)- Representative of the Polisario Front at the United Nations (UN) Mohamed Sidi Omar called on UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities in protecting the Sahrawi population, victim of atrocities perpetrated by the forces of the Moroccan occupation, denouncing the horrible assassination of a young Sahrawi woman on the sidelines of the peaceful celebration of the victory of the Algerian team in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (C

Several NGOs condemn Morocco's brutal repression in occupied Sahrawi territories

Shahed Al-Hafed, 22 July 2019 (SPS) – Sahrawi organizations and the Sahrawi National Human Rights Commission (CONASADH) have condemned Morocco's despicable acts and repression against Sahrawis in the occupied cities, while they were peacefully celebrating the victory of the Algerian football team in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Young Sahrawi killed: Polisario Front strongly condemns, calls on UN to assume its responsibilities

Shahed Al-Hafed, 22 July 2019 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Diaspora has condemned Moroccan forces' brutal intervention against Sahrawi civilians in the occupied territories, leaving a young woman dead and several others injured among Sahrawis who were peacefully celebrating Algeria's victory in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Young Sahrawi woman killed by Moroccan forces in occupied Al-Aaiun

Occupied Al-Aaiun, 22 July 2019 (SPS) - A young Sahrawi woman, Sabah Osman Hameida, was killed and several others were injured by Moroccan forces in the occupied city of Al-Aaiun during the peaceful celebration of the victory of the Algerian football team in the final of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Senegal.


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