Gdeim Izik – Mohamed Ayoubi has passed away

Mohamed Ayoubi, political prisoner of Gdeim Izik on parole, died today in El Aaiun, the first mortal victim of this group of Saharawi national heroes, unjustly condemned by the occupying regime to 20 years toile in prison. Morocco is responsible for this death one more in a long history of assassinations, torture, forced disappearances, bombing, the slow genocide of the Saharawi people will only end on the day that Morocco leaves the occupied territories and the international community assumes its responsibility.

Ayoubi who was detained by the Moroccan occupation authorities during the dismantling of Gdeim Izik on 8 November 2010, a victim of rape and physical and psychological torture for several days at both the headquarters of the Gendarmerie and the police station in El Aaiun, Western Sahara, was transferred with several detainees from the Gdeim Izik group on 11 November 2010 to Salé Rabat in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Due to the torture he suffered, he had to stay in a wheelchair during his time of detention in Salé 2 until 12 January 2011 when he was transferred to the Souissi Rabat hospital where he was hospitalized until 28 February 2011.

On returning to prison he could walk but due to torture and his condition of diabetic and kidney problems continued with serious health problems and without the necessary medical care.

On 31 October 2011, all prisoners of Gdeim Izik started a hunger strike that lasted more than a month. On 2 December 2011 the Moroccan Human Rights Council negotiated with the strikers the release of Mohamed Ayoubi who was one of the main demands due to his extremely serious health condition.

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Unemployed Saharawi protest in chains

In a symbolic stand, the Saharawi unemployed young men placed themselves in a row chained to each other in front of the employment office in El Aaiun city, this Monday 19th of February.

The protesters showed in this way their resolve to continue to demand thrir right to employment and against the discrimination they suffer in the occupied territories, where the Moroccan settlers occupy almost all available employment.

A clear apartheid strategy of the Moroccan Authorities.

Hand in hand, like one body, against the oppression, discrimination and illegal occupation these young saharawi protesters are living proof that the agreements between the European Union and Morroco do not benefit the saharawi population.

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Report on the situation of the families of Saharawi political prisoners

In a report based on data collected over the last five years, the observer Isabel Lourenço, Human Rights Activist, Member of Fundación Sahara Occidental, Collaborator of porunsaharalibre.org, denounces the seriousness of the situation experienced by the families of Saharawi political prisoners.

The information collected from families in the occupied territories and the kingdom of Morocco during the trials in Rabat, Salé, Agadir and Marrakech shows not only the economic, social and psychological difficulties affecting the families of prisoners.

The long distances that have to be traveled by the families who have to travel over 1200km to then see sometimes the visit prevented arbitrarily.

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Statemente by Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs on the occasion of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership

Statement by the Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht on the occasion of the EU Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Morocco

Sweden announced to Coreper on February 14 that Sweden intends to vote NO to give the EU commission a mandate to open negotiations on a new protocol to the EU Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Morocco.

This is because Sweden considers that the proposed mandate does not meet the requirements of international law. The position is identical to previous Swedish standing in the matter. Sweden also voted in 2012 not to give the European Commission a negotiating mandate for a new protocol.

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Political prisoner Naama Asfari in isolation

According to information from the family, the El Arjat Prison administration placed the political prisoner of Gdeim Izik group, Naama Asfari in isolation in a small cell, known as a coffin.

The brother of Naama Asfari was prevented today from visiting his brother under the pretext of the absence of the director of the prison.

Khadad Asfari has confirmed that Naama has been in solitary confinement for more than 36 hours and calls for the support of all human rights activists and ngo.

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New postponement of the trial of Saharawi students in Marrakesh

The trial of the young Saharawi students arrested in Marrakech, sentenced on 22 June last year, with sentences ranging from 3 years to 11 students and 10 years to 4 years, was postponed until 13 March.

This new postponement was made at the request of the new team of lawyers, formed by Sahrawis Lili, Buzaid and Ejellali, in order to prepare the defense of the accused.

The group of students entered the courtroom again shouting slogans in favor of the independence of Western Sahara and demonstrating on several occasions their solidarity with the prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group.

During the session today, Isabel Lourenço, Sébastien Boulay, Pablo Jiménez, Aritz Rodríguez, Sandra Gómez de Garmendia and Amaia Arenal were present as international observers.

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French lawyers detained arbitrarily in Casablanca and expelled from Moroccan territory

PRESS RELEASE

We, Ingrid METTON and Olfa OULED, lawyers at the Paris bar association, express our deepest indignation at the new infringement of our profession and the obstruction of the exercise of the rights of the defense.

As advocates for the protection of Saharawi prisoners, we traveled to Morocco to visit our clients on their cassation appeal after their conviction by the Rabat Court of Appeal on July 19, 2017.

Yesterday, Monday, February 12, 2018, we were approached on the descent of our plane in Casablanca at 20h40. Our passports were confiscated. We were detained without cause, justification and without notice until 2pm the following day before we were expelled from the territory.

For more than 18 hours, we were placed under police escort in the international zone of Casablanca airport and left without information.

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EU calls Polisario to negotiate fisheries agreement

The European Union has recognized the right of the Polisario Front to participate in the renegotiation of the EU Fisheries Agreement with Morocco, which would bring the parties to the same table for the first time since 2012 published today the online news media Africa Confidential.

According to African Confidential a high representative of the European Union for Trade. stated that “We must accept the decision of the European Court of Justice and this means that Polisario must participate in the negotiations”.

“I am convinced that we will convince Morocco that Polisario should be on the negotiating table,” he added.

Meanwhile TSA (Algerian online newspaper) confirmed that the European External Action Service contacted the Polisario representative in Brussels.

Meanwhile Morocco seeks to silence this new approach and the recognition of the Polisario Front as the legitimate representative of the Saharawi people by the European Union, publishing news demanding the presence of Algeria at the negotiating table and not the Polisario Front.

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The true will of the Saharawi people (by Hmad Hamad)

Hmad Hamad

To the International Community

Once again, the Saharawi people are betrayed, this time with the collaboration of the European Union!

The Moroccan state, with the complicity of the French government, is attempting to confuse international public opinion, in a shameless stratagem based on a great lie, orchestrated by Morocco and France.

These two countries, fierce enemies of the freedom of the Saharawi people, are trying to convince the opinion of the international community, and in particular the European Court of Justice (which recently decided that trade agreements between the European Union and the Moroccan may not include the Occupied Territory of Western Sahara) that the Saharawi population accepts to be ransacked and stolen and to sell this lie they present the Moroccan settlers as Saharawis.

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