Saharawi student trial has started

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The appeal process of the Saharawi students known as Grup Companions of El Uali began today in the court of second instance in Matraquexe.

All students were present, as were defense lawyers Mohamed Fadel Leil, Bazid Zehmad and Laazouzi Abdrazak.

These young activists reaffirmed their status as political prisoners chanting slogans for self-determination.

The next session of this trial is scheduled for April 10, at which time the students will be heard.

Several International observers were in court today and Saharawi families and students once again supported these young people in a demonstration in front of the court demanding justice and the release of all prisoners.

The demonstration was guarded by a strong police contingent.