Expulsion of Portuguese Human Rights Activist from the occupied territories of Western Sahara by the Moroccan occupation authorities

PUSL.- Isabel Lourenço, Portuguese citizen and human rights activist was expelled this tuesday, at 16:30 h

As Portuguese citizen no visa is required and Mrs. Lourenço has respected all requirements of Moroccan entry law 02/03, i.e. valid passport, information of the hotel she would would stay in, return ticket to Las Palmas, Gran Canarias.

Mrs.  Lourenço has  never given a false pretext for her visit, stating clearly that she intended to follow up on the situation of the families of the prisoners of Gdeim Izik, the assessment of the current situation of the families of 19 year old detainee Mansour El Moussaui and of  Mahfouda Lefkir, 34 year old mother and cousin of Mansour who was sentenced to 6 months in prison and a 2000 Dirham fine for crying out at the end of the sentencing of Mansour inside the court room against the Moroccan occupation and injustice of the trial.

Mrs. Lourenço does not intend to act in any way that could be considered as ‘a threat to public order’. The redaction of reports based on field work and interviews is not ‘a threat to public order’, it is the rightful exercise of freedom of thought, speech and opinion an Anchor of Human Rights.

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