Sahrawi political prisoner Salik Abdi Mubarak sentenced to five years in prison

PUSL.- The second chamber of the Court of Appeal in the city of E Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara, sentenced on Tuesday 26 November 2019, Salik Abdi Mubarak to five years in prison.

The Court of Appeal and all the alleys and streets leading were under an tight police siege to prevent the Saharawi population from entering the court and supporting the Saharawi activist Abdi Mubarak.

Salik Abdi Mbarek was arbitrarily arrested in the street in the occupied city of Smara on June 7th 2019 on the day of the reception of the Saharawi political prisoner Salaheddine Labsir that was released.

Salik Abdi Mbark was brutally beaten by Moroccan intelligence officers in civilian clothes with batons.

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PUSL.- Today the court of appeal in Marrakesh sentenced the young Saharawi Lahoucine Amaadour to 12 years in prison.

Several international observers attended the trial.

The trial of Mr. Amaadour was adjourned several times. The young activist was in detention since January 17, 2019 without being tried. 314 days of arbitrary detention without trial, which is far beyond the deadline set by Moroccan law of 30 days renewable twice.

More information on this case here:

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Reception for the winners of the alternative Nobel Prize by the The Parliamentary Group “Alternative Nobel Prize” in the German Bundestag

PUSL.- This Monday, 25th November the Parliamentary Group “Alternative Nobel Prize” in the German Bundestag organized a discussion event.

Aminatou Haidar from Western Sahara, honorary winner in 2019, and Guo Jianmei from China, honorary winner in 2019 were the key speakers.

Ms. Haidar and Ms. Jianmei were honored by the international jury of the “Right Livelihood Award Foundation”. Human rights defender Aminatou Haidar received the honorary award “for her unwavering nonviolent resistance, despite imprisonment and torture, in the pursuit of justice and self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.”

A few days before the awards ceremony in Stockholm, Aminatou Haidar and Guo Jianmei came to Berlin to present and discuss their work in the Parliamentary Group on the Alternative Nobel Prize.

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