PUSL.- At noon today took place, the appeal trial of Sahrawi activist Mahfouda Elfakir in which the judge has ratified the sentence of 6 months in prison and the payment of a 2,000 dirhams fine, issued on November 27. The trial was held in the court of El Aaiun, the capital of occupied Western Sahara
The hearing has been held without the assistance of observers, allowing only Mahfouda’s father to enter.
It should be noted that the defense lawyer of Mahfouda received the documentation of the trial on the 27th and the information and documents of the trial held today, at the end of yesterday afternoon, so that the activist’s defense has been reduced due to the limited time available to prepare the file.
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.