PUSL.- The participants in the “Paco Sánchez Falcón Marathon for the Freedom of Saharawi Political Prisoners” have completed today the 120 km of the third stage of the four planned.
Today they have left France to enter Belgian territory.
During the dinner a meeting was held with members of the Saharawi community in Belgium, they were also received by Mohamed Hassan, president of the Association “Sahara is Not For Sale” and by Mohamed Sidati, Minister for Europe of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
Tomorrow’s day, the shortest on the way, is scheduled to start at 9 am to arrive at Luxembourg Square (Brussels) at 11 am, where a demonstration will be held in which marathon athletes will participate together with the Saharawi community in Belgium, Olfa Ouled – lawyer for the prisoners of Gdeim izik, Isabel Lourenço of porunsaharalibre.org (PUSL), as well as Sidmhamed Ahmed, head of the diaspora in France and Belgium, and Mohamed Sidati minister for Europe. After the demonstration the participants in the marathon will meet in the European Parliament with several MEPs.
PUSL.- On November 1, Saturday, the second stage of the four planned of the Marathon Relay “Paco Sánchez Falcón” for the Freedom of Saharawi Political Prisoners ended.
The athletes run 115 km, 10 more than they had planned, still in French territory.
All participants of the event are very excited and willing to come to Brussels with the message of justice for the political prisoners and freedom for all Saharawi people.
PUSL .- On October 30, the group of Saharawi students protesting since October 1 in Rabat, in front of the University building claiming their right to enroll in said university, went on a hunger strike.
Due to the precarious state of health of the students, because of the long period of protest that they have already completed, the hunger strike soon took a toll having to be hospitalized four of them on November 1st. At this time they have already left the hospital and continue their protest along with their fellow Saharawi students.
The student protest is caused by the refusal of the Moroccan authorities to allow them to enroll in the University of Rabat in law and social sciences courses. The officials allege that the University Board affirms that they have no right to register because they do not reside in Rabat or have their identity documents issued in Rabat.