PUSL.- According to information received from the family of Mahfouda Elfakir, the lawyer of the Saharawi activist has been informed that during the day of tomorrow, Thursday, December 12, the appeal trial will take place.
Mahfouda has been sentenced to 6 months in prison on November 27.
The trial will be held two days after the expulsion of human rights activist Isabel Lourenço who planned to visit the activiss family to learn about her situation.
The young mother, member of the association “Coordination of Gdeim Izik” and the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, was arrested inside the courtroom of the court of El Aaiún under the pretext of “assaulting an official” when she asked about her cousin’s case, Mansour Elmoussaoui, who was sentenced to 1 month in prison. Mansour was arrested on 28 October and accused of participating in the celebrations of the Algerian team victory in the Africa Cup.
Impala/PUSL.- The Portuguese activist Isabel Lourenço was this Tuesday, December 10, expelled from the occupied territories of Western Sahara by the Moroccan authorities. The Portuguese had a valid passport, return flight and hotel reserved. Moroccans who identified themselves as “authorities” and “officials” wanted to prevent Isabel Lourenço from disembarking from the plane at El Aiune Airport in Morocco-occupied Western Sahara, where she wanted to meet relatives of Saharawi political prisoners convicted by Moroccan courts. Isabel Lourenço arrives in Lisbon tomorrow at 2:40 pm.
The activist is in a hotel in Agadir and does not go out “for safety reasons”
“We bought the return ticket and tomorrow will leave Agadir to Casablanca and later to Lisbon,” explains Isabel Lourenço’s husband, speaking to Impala News Portal. At the moment, the Portuguese activist is in a hotel in Agadir and does not go out “for security reasons”. «Tomorrow you will go to the airport by taxi.»
«I landed at El Aiune and all passengers could leave except me»