Several Saharawi human rights defenders attacked yesterday in occupied El Aaiun

Newspaper La Realidad Saharaui / DLRS, Tuesday 04/02/2020

Several Saharawi human rights defenders were attacked yesterday in occupied El Aaiun

The Rafto Human Rights Award, Mohamed Daddach, was attacked as well the activist Abdelaziz Biay

* Source: Saharawi human rights activists

The peaceful protests carried out by the Saharawi yesterday, Monday, February 3, in the occupied city of El Aaiun, resulted in several injuries, including the Rafto Human Rights Prize Mohamed Daddach. The protest was called by the coordinator of the Saharawi civil movements of the Intifada to condemn the celebration of the CAF Futsal Africa Cup, which Morocco organized in this Saharawi city under military occupation. Activist Abdelaziz Biay said that several civilian and uniformed agents attacked a group of Saharawi activists and former political prisoners when they took to the streets with Saharawi flags to demonstrate against the Futsal Cup that Morocco is organizing in the city. The activist, who accompanied Daddach, reported that the Rafto Prize was taken by several agents to an alley where he could not be filmed and there they carried out his aggression, with beatings, insults and vexations.

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Alternative Nobel Prize and Rafto prize beaten in El Aaiun by Moroccan authorities

PUSL.- On Saturday 11 January 2020, Aminetu Haidar Saharawi human rights activist recently awarded with the Alternative Nobel Prize and Saharawi activist Mohamed Dadach – RAFTO human rights prize were beaten in El Aaiun, occupied territories of Western Sahara, by law enforcement officials of the Moroccan occupation regime.

The activists were beaten as they intended to enter the house of Ghalia Djimi and Dafa Ahmed, Saharawi human rights activists, where a meeting was to be held at 2 pm to review the recent Congress of the Polisario Front held last month in the liberated territories of Western Sahara.

By the time of the assault, more than a dozen activists were already inside the house.

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Demonstrations of dozens of Saharawi activists in El Aaiun and Bojador

Source: Saharawi Human Rights Activists / El Aaiun – Photos. Communication activists (EIC  Poemario por un Sahara Libre)

According to Saharawi human rights activists, dozens of Saharawi demonstrators took to the streets in the occupied cities of El Aaiun and Bojador.

Following last week’s appeal by the Coordination Gdeim Izik, together with Saharawi civil organizations and committees in the occupied territories, the cities of El Aaiun and Bojador saw this Thursday afternoon protests against the Moroccan occupation and in support of the Saharawi political prisoners detained in Moroccan prisons.

One of the defenders of the human rights of the city of El Aaiun indicated that the population represented in different associations and committees left the neighborhood Maatala, known as Sweto, with banners and Saharawi flags with several slogans against the occupation and in support of the Saharawi political prisoners detained in Moroccan prisons.

Human rights activist and advocate Abdelaziz Biay in a telephone conversation with the Saharawi Diary said that the population heeded the appeal that was made and that the repressive apparatus of the Moroccan occupation administration was surprised by the number of demonstrators who took to the streets of several neighborhoods . At the time of writing this article, the source said that clashes with police and auxiliary forces continued to develop in the districts of Larak, Lehcheisha and El Batimat and that the main concentration was organized on Smara avenue in the city, where units and forces clustered to confront the demonstrators. The source said there were several injured but that the number of victims and detainees has not yet been recorded. Read more

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