The health status of Saharawi students in protest in Rabat worsens

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.

This argument is not applied to Moroccans who arrive from all over the Kingdom of Morocco and even from the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

This measure is not the only difficulty for Sahrawi students who every year find themselves with more impediments to continue their higher education.

There are 8 Sahrawi students who have been denied the right to enroll, but there are 20 protesters, solidarity and unity among the Saharawis is a force that has allowed them to resist without violence since 1991 (when the ceasefire agreement was signed).

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