Saharawi activist Sultana Jaya seriously injured after an assassination attempt by Moroccan agents
Source: Diario La Realidad Saharaui, DLRS
El Aaiun / Occupied territories. The activist and human rights defender Sultana Jaya is at home after an assassination attempt committed by a group of police from the Moroccan occupation administration in the Saharawi city of El Aaiun. Several Sahrawi media this Friday have echoed this news. Sultana Jaya last Thursday was participating in the peaceful protests to which the Sahrawi population was summoned by the Saharawi social and human rights movements to denounce the plundering by Morocco of the natural resources of the occupied territories of Western Sahara during the visit of a delegation of the European Commission.
The activist still does not have the strength to speak, she is convalescing in her house. Her sister is the one who attended the Saharawi information activists who visited her today at her home. Her body is clearly full of bruises, due to the blows to which she was subjected in an alley where she was forcibly taken by a group of Moroccan police agents when they were dispersing the Sahrawi protesters on the main avenue of the city, avenue Smara.
Sultana’s sister in a video told that one of the protesters found her unconscious in the place where she was tortured and left as dead. After being transferred to the hospital, a Moroccan doctor said that her body had been severely hit especially by the thorax that caused liver damage, broken ribs, waterlogging in the lungs, and internal bleeding, affecting the heart.
The activist according to her sister was transferred to two hospitals in the city and all Moroccan doctors did not want to comment on the seriousness of their state. According to the source Sultana has returned last night to her home where she is receiving traditional treatments from her family. The family denounces the brutality of the Moroccan regime and condemns its action against the Sahrawi protesters. It is not the first time that the activist is attacked by the Moroccan police. In 2007, when she participated in a demonstration in support of Sahrawi political prisoners, a policeman with his truncheon completely extracted one of her eyeball and tortured her with others in a Moroccan police van. Sultana’s family calls for the protection of human rights in the Sahrawi territories occupied by Morocco and condemns the attempt to assasinate the activist. See video of the Red Maizirat interview.