International trade union condemnation of Moroccan violence against the Saharawi civilian population

Condemnation of the violent repression by the Kingdom of Morocco’s police and army against the Saharawi civilian population in the occupied territories of Western Sahara

What happened in El Aaiún on July 19, with police intervention and attacks on Saharawi families peacefully taking to the streets of the city, seizing the opportunity for Algeria’s victory in the African Cup of Nations final to claim their right to self-determination and the implementation of the referendum represents a very serious issue of violence and repression of freedom of expression and free association. A repressive action that caused dozens of injuries and the death of a 23-year-old , Sabah Azman Hameida.

This latest episode of violence and repression only confirms what was described in the recent report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Ohchr), which expresses its concern about the continuing “torture and violence, the use of arbitrary detention”. “and the denial of the most basic civil and human rights of the political prisoners,” urging the Moroccan institutions to assume their responsibilities and ensure respect for the human rights and freedom of expression of all persons without discrimination. Read more

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