The Commission on Human Rights, Minorities and Racial Equality of the House of Representatives will hold a public hearing next Tuesday (6) on the situation of the Saharawi people.
The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic – SADR or Saharawi Republic is a state partially recognised internationally, which claims sovereignty over the entire territory of Western Sahara, the former Spanish Sahara, a Spanish colony occupied in 1975 by the Kingdom of Morocco.
The request for the debate was submitted by Deputy Erika Kokay (PT-DF). “The people of Western Sahara suffer constant human rights violations in the occupied territories by the police forces of the Kingdom of Morocco,” said Kokay.
Invited to the debate were, among others
– the representative of the Polisario Front, a movement in favour of autonomy for the territory of Western Sahara, Ambassador Ahamed Maulayali Hamadi;
– the former federal deputy and president of the Association for Solidarity and Self-determination of Western Sahara, Maria José Maninha.
The meeting takes place at 2pm, in plenary session 9.
Source: Agência Câmara de Notícias