Occupied zones

Sahrawi civilian prisoner Brahim Dedi Ismaili initiates warning hunger strike at Ait Meloul 2 prison

Ait Melloul (Morocco), 27 September 2020 (SAPS) - Sahrawi civilian prisoner, Brahim Dedi Ismaili, who is serving an unjust and harsh life imprisonment sentence at the local prison of Ait Meloul 2, in the suburbs of the Moroccan city of Agadir, initiated on Friday a 24-hour warning hunger strike, said the Association for the Protection of Sahrawi Prisoners, citing family sources.

Sahrawi civilian prisoner wages warning hunger strike in Morocco

Tiflet (Morocco), 8 August 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi civilian prisoner Mohamed Hasena Ahmed-Salem Bourial, in the local prison of Tiflet 2, Morocco, on Friday announced waging a warning hunger strike for 24 hours in protest against the discrimination and racist practices to which he is subjected to in the prison.

Sahrawi civilian prisoner starts warning hunger strike in Morocco

Kenitra (Morocco), 3 August 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi civil prisoner, Abdelah Wali Ahmed Ramadan Al-Khafouni, decided to enter a warning hunger strike in a protest against the difficult detention conditions, according to the Association for the Protection of Sahrawi Prisoners.

Loss of contact with Sahrawi civilian prisoner under Covid-19 pandemic

Ait Melloul (Morocco), 25May 2020 (SPS) - The family of Sahrawi civilian prisoner Mohamed Saleh Dada, in a telephone conversation with the Association for the Protection of Sahrawi Prisoners in Moroccan Prisons, announced the loss of contact with its son for the past three weeks, who has been unfairly sentenced to 10 years in prison in the Ait Melloul prison 1, in southern Moroccan city of Agadir.

Association of Sahrawi Journalists and Writers in Europe condemns unfair sentence against Sahrawi media activist

Madrid, 18 May 2020 (SPS) - The Association of Sahrawi Journalists and Writers in Europe has condemned the unfair sentence issued by the so-called Court of Appeal of the Moroccan occupation against Sahrawi media activist, Khatri Faraji Bujama, of 20 years imprisonment, because of his political positions in favour of independence of Western Sahara and the self-determination of the Saharan people.

EU follows with “great interest and concern” impact of Coronavirus pandemic on Sahrawi civilian prisoners in Moroccan jails

Paris, 17 May 2020 (SPS) - The European Union (EU) is following with great interest and concern the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Sahrawi civilian prisoners in Moroccan jails, the head of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights has confirmed.

AREN denounces illegal activities of Indian Larsen & Toubro in occupied Western Sahara

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 17 May 2020 (SPS) - The Association for the Monitoring of Resources and the Protection of the Environment in Western Sahara (AREN) has denounced the illegal activities carried out by Indian Larsen & Toubro, along with other foreign companies, in the occupied parts of Western Sahara by Morocco. 

Sahrawi activist Mahfouda Lefkir released after six months of arrest in Moroccan jail

Shaheed El- Hafed, 17 May 2020 (SPS) - The Ministry of Occupied Land and the Sahrawi Diaspora said that the abuse and methods of torture practiced by the colonial authorities on Sahrawi prisoner Mahfouda Lefkir Bamba had in no way deterred her from continuing his decisive struggle, noting that the activist has etched her name in the history of the resistance.

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.


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