12-year-old Saharawi boy detained by Moroccan occupation authorities

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PUSL.- This afternoon Labbat Ozman, 12 years old, was arrested by Moroccan police in El Aaiun, Western Sahara, in front of Mahfouda Lefkir’s family home.

The boy was in a group of Saharawis heading to Mahfouda’s house to protest the arrest and sentencing of the activist to six months in prison. Police brutally attacked protesters, beating women and children.

During the beating the police shouted insults and racist offenses against the Saharawis.

Labbat is in the police station alone, the family is not allowed to accompany him.

The boy is the brother of Mansour Elmoussaoui, the 15-year-old Saharawi minor who was sentenced to 1 month in prison following the commemoration of the Algerian victory in the Africa Cup.