Morocco continues to detain young Saharawis

PUSL.- Erragueb El Balek was detained three days ago in Smara after participating in a demonstration the night before.

The 20-year-old spent three days in Smara prison before being sent to the Black prison in El Aaiun, the capital of the occupied territories in Western Sahara.

According to Moroccan authorities, the young man has an arrest warrant since April 2019 and is accused of stealing a television from a school.

A witness denies the charge. With an arrest warrant for a year and seven months and El Balek being perfectly located, it is surprising that the police did not question him earlier.

The young man detained three days ago on a street in Smara was presented today to court in El Aaiun without the presence of a defense lawyer.

The trial will take place next Wednesday.
According to the El Balek family, he was a victim of torture.