International Relations Secretariat
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, July 25, 2019
The Autonomous CTA condemns the escalation of repression of the Moroccan regime over the Saharawi people
The Autonomous CTA condemns the brutal repression of the Moroccan security forces to the civilian population that participated in peaceful marches to celebrate the victory of Algeria in the African Cup of Nations 2019 in the streets of several occupied Saharawi cities. In this context, the various Moroccan security services, composed of police, intervention forces, auxiliary forces and security elements dressed in civil uniforms, intervened the night from July 19 to 20, 2019, immediately after the end of the game, with brutal violence against the Saharawis resulting in injuries and arbitrarily detained dozens of people.
As a result of this repression, Sabah Azman Hamida, a 23-year-old girl, was killed and was rammed by two 4×4 vehicles of the occupation forces on Smara Avenue, in the Saharawi capital. The young Saharawi suffered serious injuries causing her death due to lack of medical attention and neglect of health services, which took several hours before being transferred to the hospital. This event generated a wide mobilization of citizen protest, as the hours went by, and it was violently repressed by hundreds of gendarmes and security agents.
The Autonomous CTA ratifies its historical commitment to the Saharawi cause, once again we stand in solidarity with the Saharawi people, we repudiate the repression and violations of human rights and demand respect for the self-determination of the Saharawi people, as well as the end of the occupation Illegal of Western Sahara.
Central General Secretary of Workers of Argentina (Autonomous CTA)