Report of the EP delegation visiting the occupied territories omits and invents data
PUSL.- The European Parliament’s International Trade Commission (INTA), which paid a visit from the 2nd to 5th of September , published its report in which it omitted data from the meetings held with the Saharawi associations in El Aaiun and did not mention the demonstration by the Saharawi population which took place during the visit and whose dispersion by the Moroccan occupation authorities resulted in several injured among the demonstrators.
They also “forgot” to mention several Saharawi associations with whom they had gathered, choosing to say “and other representatives”. In the report submitted by the 3 INTA members, there is also the name of an activist who was not even in the occupied territories on September 4 between 3.10 and 4 pm when the delegation claims to have met him, the activist at that time was in Granada, Spain according to photos published on facebook.
According to reports by activists from various associations who met at the Hotel Parador in El Aaiun with the EP delegation, everyone clearly reaffirmed to the delegation that the legitimate representative of the Saharawi population is the Polisario Front, another fact that was “forgotten”.
The entire report lacks credibility and rigor, such as a mention of an unidentified person who has addressed them to say that the refugee camps near Tindouf, should not be supported by the European Union and that the Polisario Front is not representative. This mention is strange since it is an unidentified individual but on the other hand, it has not been mentioned that associations representing hundreds of Saharawis have said that their legitimate representative is the Polisario Front.
The INTA delegation was composed of:
Patricia Lalonde, Head of the Mission and MEP of the Union des Démocrates et Indépedents de France, member of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Heidi Hautala, MEP of the Vihreä liitto party of Finland, member of the
Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance
Tiziana Beghin, MEP of the Italian Movement 5 Stelle, member of the
European Group for Freedom and Direct Democracy