Committee Against Torture said it will visit Morocco following the reprisals against Mr ASFARI and alerts to deplorable conditions of The detention of Abdallah Abbahah

PUSL.- The Committee against Torture on August 6th discussed follow-up to concluding observations, individual communications, and reprisals under the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The Rapporteur on follow-up to reprisals, Ana Racu, informed that the committee met with the Permanent Mission of Morocco. The Rapporteur said that the Committee had repeatedly requested the State party to issue interim measures to alleviate the deplorable conditions of Abdallah Abbahah. The lawyer of Mr. Abbahah, Maitre Olfa Ouled presented an individual complaint in his case against Morocco that has received immediate interim measures in May 2018, requesting immediate alternative measures to detention, such as surveilled house arrest, ceasing of all ill treatment and access to a doctor of is choice. Morocco did not comply with any of the interim measures.

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The representative of the Polisario Front in Brazil was received in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Brasilia, August 9, 2019 (SPS) -. The Representative of the Polisario Front in Brazil, Emboirik Ahmed, was received at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil (Itamaraty), on Thursday, August 8, by the counselor Bernardo Henrique Penha Brasil, head of the North and East Africa division in said Ministry, according to a press release from the Representation of the POLISARIO in Brasil.

In the course of this interview both diplomats had the opportunity to deal extensively with the most important issues of common interest.

The political situation in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and the most prominent regional events were widely treated.

The Saharawi representative, transferred to the counselor Penha Brasil the legitimate concern of the Saharawi side in the face of the difficulties inherent in the resignation of the personal representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Horst Kohler because of the lack of cooperation and obstacles that the Moroccan side has erected before his work, which made his continuity impossible.

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