14-year-old Saharawi arrested, beaten and ill-treated by the Moroccan police

PUSL / Jornal Tornado .- M’barek Mohamed Bani, a 14-year-old Saharawi student was victim of arbitrary arrest last Saturday, 25th of May 2019.

M’barek was participating in peaceful demonstration in the city of El Aaiun in occupied Western Sahara when the police arrested him without cause. He was never shown any arrest warrant or informed about the reasons of his detention and taken to the Police Station in Boucraa street.

After arriving there, the Moroccan occupation forces took his phone and viewed its content. When they saw that he used the Flag of the Saharawi Arabic Democratic Republic as a profile picture they started to spit in his face. Seeing that he had also pictures of the POLISARIO Front they started to beat him with their fists. The young student tried to protect his head and face as good as he could, whilst one of the police men hold him down and the other beat him.

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Presented at the University of Porto Report on the situation in which Saharawi children and young people live in the occupied territories

PUSL.- On Tuesday, Isabel Lourenço, a member of the Fundación Sahara Occidental and collaborator of Pusl, presented the “Report on the abuse of the rights of Saharawi children and students in the occupied territories of Western Sahara”. The presentation was organized by the Center for African Studies of the University of Porto (Portugal).

The presentation of this report aroused great interest among university students, professors and researchers and journalists.

The report denounces in detail the terrible situation of continued violence suffered by Sahrawi children and students in the occupied territories of Western Sahara. Read more

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Conference Saharawi Children and Students under occupation

PUSL.- The Center for African Studies at the University of Porto will present the “Report on the Abuse of the Rights of Sahrawi Children and Students in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara” on March 6 at 16:30 at the Faculdade de Letras of the University.

This is the first report on the dire consequences of an unresolved armed conflict on children and young people. Due to the impediments imposed on journalists by the Kingdom of Morocco and the difficult access of the media to the occupied territories of Western Sahara, this conflict has not found the echo it would justify.

This report aims to show the situation in which the Sahrawi children and young people live in the occupied territories and the impact that this occupation has on their daily lives and in their future. Read more

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