To the honorable members of the Security Council of the United Nations
The Western Sahara Foundation, Public Law Institution, which is registered under Number 06/0119 of the Registry of Foundations (CAEx.), and in the fulfillment of its purposes, among which is the human rights of the Saharawi population, recognized and declared of Public Utility by the Spanish State, in accordance with Law 50/2002 of December 26, and before the latest events, which reproduce the situation experienced by the Saharawi people, in the non-autonomous territory, and for which Moroccan forces used indiscriminate violence against the Saharawi population, on July 19/20 and following days, including the use of real fire / firearms, water cannons, tear gas, house-to-house raids and where the occupation forces conducted kidnappings and mass arbitrary detentions including that of minors and children.
Facing the death in the early hours of July 20, the young Saharawi, 24-year-old Sabah Othman Ahmeida (Injourni), who according to all sources consulted by this Foundation, was hit by a vehicle from the Moroccan authorities, and as consequence of which suffered wounds that caused her death.
Rome, July 22, 2019 The Italian network of solidarity with the Saharawi people condemned the brutal repression of Saharawi citizens in the territories occupied by the Moroccan occupation forces, calling for an independent investigation into the circumstances of the assassination of young Sabah Othman Hmeida, on the sidelines of the peaceful celebration last Friday the victory of the Algerian team in the final of the CAN 2019.
The network said in a statement that the brutal intervention of Moroccan forces has left dozens wounded, recalling that the young Saharawi woman Sabah Othman Hmeida suffered an intentional fatal accident by the Moroccan police.
“Last Friday, July 19th, thousands of Sahrawis took to the streets of the capital, El-Aaiun, to peacefully celebrate the victory of Algeria against Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations (Can 2019) They were brutally beaten and arrested by the Moroccan army and a 23-year-old girl died, “the network said.
In the face of the savage repression and repeated violent attacks against the defenseless Saharawi population in Western Sahara, occupied by the Moroccan army, we want to denounce the murders, such as that of the young Sabah Azman Hamida, 23, deliberately hit by a vehicle of the auxiliary forces, raiding their homes, kidnapping teenagers, causing them serious injuries. We want to denounce the complicity of the Spanish Government, which looks the other way, and strongly urge you to intervene decisively and demand that the Kingdom of Morocco respect the most elementary Human Rights, and enforce United Nations Resolutions, and stop selling Spanish anti-riot equipment with which the Saharawi people are massacred who peacefully demosntrated for the freedom and independence of their country.
That it be interested in the wounded and disappeared, the brutal repression that the Saharawi population is suffering, and, as it speaks of the defense of Human Rights in Venezuela or in Syria, ask that MINURSO extend its mandate to the protection of human rights. That it defends before the authorities of Morocco, to be able to enter the Territory to inform about the serious situation that this brother town is going through, and not imprison the Saharawi journalists who are trying to inform. Morocco does not want to know what happens in the so-called Saharawi “Guantanamo”.
ABUJA, Nigeria (fibladi.com) – The Nigerian Movement for Solidarity with Western Sahara on Wednesday condemned the violent attacks by Moroccan occupying forces against Saharawi civilians last Friday in El-Aaiun, stressing that the African Union (AU) must demonstrate greater commitment to the independence of Western Sahara and against the continuation of colonial rule.
“The Saharawi people are under attack by the Moroccan occupation forces, including uniformed police, the gendarmerie and paramilitary forces,” it said in a statement. Nigerian “condemn the brutalities of all kinds, launched by the Moroccan forces against the Saharawi people”.
“This Moroccan brutality, committed in the presence of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), must be a source of deep concern for all the peoples of the world who love the principles of humanity, freedom and dignity, “said the movement.
PUSL.- The Union of Canary Base Commissions (Co. Bas) urges the Spanish government to request the “URGENT” intervention of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “to investigate the death of young Saharawi Sabah Azman Heimad and end repression against the Saharawi civilian population in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
From the Union of the Canary Base Commissions (Co. Bas) we have asked the Spanish government, as a member of the human rights council, to request the “URGENT” intervention of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “to investigate the death of the young Saharawi Sabah Azman Heimad and put an end to the repression against the Saharawi population in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
On July 19, hundreds of Saharawis took to the streets to celebrate the victory in the African Cup of the nations of Algeria. Moroccan occupation forces have increased repression from that moment on with arbitrary arrests and looting of houses of Saharawi activists and their families, sowing terror among the population.
PUSL.- This Saturday, July 20, 2019, the Sahrawi living in the main cities of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco wanted, as many other African fans, to celebrate the victory of the Algerian team at the African Cup of Nations.
But the celebration does not seem possible in occupied Western Sahara, especially in the capital city of El Aaiun. Indeed the Moroccan forces of repression always present in the city were unleashed against a crowd that came to celebrate this victory.
Water cannons, military gear, police and military forces clashed with this peaceful crowd. A 23-year-old woman, Sabah OTHMAN AMEIDA, lost her life, crushed by a vehicle that hit the crowd at full speed. Several women were also injured in the face and did not have access to care as the hospital was closed.
PUSL / Jornal Tornado.- Portuguese Communist Party MEP João Ferreria questioned Mogherini, Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the wave of repression in the occupied territories of Western Sahara against the Saharawi population in recent days.
João Ferreira warns that it is urgent to put an end to the situation and asks if Morgherini is aware of what has been done under the EU / Morocco agreement. which include human rights clauses.
PUSL.- Last Friday night (19), thousands of young Sahrawis took to the streets of several cities and villages in Western Sahara occupied by Morocco to celebrate the victory of the Algerian football team in the African Cup of Nations. The demonstrations for victory quickly became massive, spontaneous and peaceful demonstrations for the end of the Moroccan occupation and the independence of Western Sahara.
Moroccan police forces responded with brutal repression that has already killed at least one protester, Sabah Azman Hamida, 23, and injured dozens of people.
The Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) expresses its firm condemnation of violent Moroccan colonialism and demands that the Kingdom of Morocco cease the wave of repression against protesters.
PUSL.- The undersigned organizations reaffirming their solidarity with the the Saharawi people, condemn and demand an immediate end to violence and repression that the occupying forces of the Kingdom of Morocco have practiced, with particular intensity, since last July 19.
This new crescendo of repression by the forces of Morocco happened last 19th of July, when the Saharawi population, of the occupied territories, particularly in El Aaiun, took to the streets to celebrate the victory of the Algerian football team in the final of the African Cup of Nations.
The peaceful celebrations, accompanied by the demand for independence Western Sahara were immediately violently suppressed, and news of the death of a 23-year-old girl hit by a car of the Moroccan forces and an unknown number of wounded were reported. The Moroccan forces used indiscriminate violence against the Saharawi population, including the use of real fire. Read more