The Sahrawi Committee CODAPSO meets with the US newspaper, the Wall Street Journal

Hmad Hammad, M. Dadash, D. Nissembaum y A. Biay

Writing and editing: Diario La Realidad Saharaui/DLRS 05/17/2019
The Sahrawi Committee CODAPSO meets with the US newspaper, The Wall Street Journal.

The Committee for the Defense of Self-Determination of the People of Western Sahara, CODAPSO, met on May 13 in the occupied city of El Aaiun, Western Sahara with the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal and has reported on the situation of human rights violations that the Saharawi suffer in the occupied territories .

As DLRS has been able to gather, the Committee for the Defense of the Right to Self-Determination of the People of Western Sahara met in El Aaiun on May 13 with the distinguished American journalist Dion Nissenbaum. The meeting was attended by Mr. Sidi Mohamed Dadash, Norwegian Rafto Human Rights Prize, the Vice Chair of the Committee, Mr. Hmad Hammad and Abdelaziz Biay member of the Committee “. Read more

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Morocco: Law Misused to Silence Reporters

Woman Who Filmed Police Faces 2 Years in Prison

(New York) HWR – Moroccan authorities are using a law designed to keep people from falsely claiming professional credentials to bring criminal charges against people trying to expose abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.

In the latest case, Nezha Khalidi, who is affiliated with the activist group Equipe Media in El-Ayoun, Western Sahara, will go on trial on May 20, 2019, accused of not meeting the requirements to call herself a journalist. Police arrested her on December 4, 2018, as she was livestreaming on Facebook a street scene in Western Sahara and denouncing Moroccan “repression.” She faces two years in prison if convicted.

“People who speak out peacefully should never have to fear prison for ‘pretending’ to be journalists,” said Eric Goldstein, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The authorities shouldn’t be using a law designed to keep an unqualified person from claiming to be a doctor, for example, to punish people whose commentary displeases them.” Read more

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