Detentions and hunger strikes and trials of Saharawi political prisoners

PUSL.- The Moroccan occupation regime continues its wave of arbitrary detentions of Saharawi activists.

Last Thursday, 25th of April Zein Abidin Salek “Bounaaje”, a former Saharawi political prisoner was detained and sent Saturday to the Black Jail of El Aaiun, known for its harsh conditions.

Zein Abidin Salek “Bounaaje will be presented to court today and is accused of drug possession although the real reason was his participations in a peaceful demonstration las Thursday when the Saharawi populations in El Aaiun went to the streets demanding self-determination and the end of the illegal occupation by Morocco. This demonstration was organized bu the Coordination of Saharawi Human Rights Associations.

The trial of Saharawi activist Ali Saadoni, which was postponed twice, is also scheduled for today. Read more

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Saadoni Saharawi activist on hunger strike – Trial postponed for the second time

PUSL.- The trial of Saharawi activist Ali Saadoni was postponed yesterday for the second time and is scheduled for next Monday 29 April.

Saadoni entered the court shouting slogans for the independence of Western Sahara and in support of the Polisario Front.

His lawyer asked the court to release Saadoni while awaiting trial, which was refused.

The Saharawi activist said in court that he had been tortured and that he was on hunger strike in protest against the ill-treatment, torture and accusations fabricated against him. He also denied that he had signed the police document with false statements.

The court was surrounded by Moroccan occupation forces and access to the building was barred from the Saharawi population and activists who wanted to attend the trial. Read more

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Saharawi activist Saadoni presented to court next Monday

PUSL.- Saharawi activist Ali Saadoni was presented to the king’s prosecutor in the court of first instance in El Aaiun, two days after his abduction.

The activist is accused of possessing drugs and violence against a police officer.

Monday April 15th he will be tried in court. He is currently detained in the black prison of El Aaiun.

Yesterday Saadoni’s family was informed that he was detained at the police station and allowed to deliver the medicines that the activist has to take daily. Read more

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Saadoni, Saharawi activist abducted by Moroccan Police

PUSL.- Moroccan police in plain clothes kidnapped yesterday night the Saharawi activist Ali Saadouni who’s whereabouts continue unknown.

Saddoni had been followed and chased all day by a civilian car of the Moroccan police in the occupied city of El Aaiun in occupied Western Sahara.

During the day Saadoni and Khaliehna Elfak waved Flags of the SADR (Saharawi Arabe Democratic Repubic) in one of the avenues in El Aaiún busy. Elfak who was with Saadoni when he was abducted was let go by the police.

The well-known Saharawi activist was in prison since 2016 until 2018 because of his continuous and persistent peaceful struggle for self-determination in Western Sahara. Read more

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Two female Saharawi activists punished by the Moroccan occupation authorities

PUSL.- Ms. Gabbal Bannahi Daha (alias Juda), Saharawi activist, was informed today by the Moroccan authorities that her social aid was suspended in retaliation for her human rights activism and for defending the right of self-determination of the Saharawi people, as well as her participation in the anniversary celebrations of the proclamation of the Sahrawi republic.

Ms. Daha proclaimed that these retaliation practices would never stop her from continuing her struggle against the Moroccan occupation. In 2018 Ms. Daha had already been in the same situation and was on hunger strike until the Moroccan authorities responded to her demand after 17 days.

Ms. Aghlajilha El Ouali (El Idrissi) another activist from Smara was also punished by the Moroccan authorities by suspending her social card due to her participation in the anniversary celebrations of the proclamation of the Sahrawi republic. Read more

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The report they do not want you to read

PUSL.- From 11am on Saturday 20 October until Monday 22nd October, the page (PUSL) was inoperable and inaccessible. This “technical problem” happened minutes after the publication of the report of the Western Sahara Foundation on Torture of the Saharawi population under occupation.

The report clearly demonstrates the continued practice of torture by the Moroccan authorities in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Torture has been practiced for decades without the international community acting.

Read the report: 

Informe Fundación Sáhara Oc… by on Scribd Read more

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FUSO report: Torture suffered by the Saharawi population under occupation

PUSL and FUSO .- ​​The Western Sahara Foundation (FUSO), in the course of its work during years of observation and monitoring of human rights, violations and genocide committed against the Saharawi people, understood that a report should be prepared summarizing the torture processes to which this population is subjected to so that it can be understood and evaluated. It was therefore opportune to publish this report, which is supported by the numerous reports and articles of the Foundation and other international organizations, and in collaboration and in accordance with the work that has been carried out with Por un Sahara Libre .org (PUSL).

The report “The torture suffered by the Saharawi population under occupation” is disseminated with the aim of being a work tool, to awaken consciousness and and awareness. Having an accessible and assimilable content for anyone with or without knowledge of human rights or law, enabling a scientific and technical approach to the situation of torture in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, supported and justified by the cases studied and the numerous interviews that ere made. Read more

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Dozens of injured Saharawis by Moroccan authorities at Gaudí Mohamed Fadel’s birthday ceremony

PUSL.- On 6 October family and friends of the late activist Gaudi Mohamed Fadel gathered at his family’s house to celebrate the anniversary of his death.

The house in the Casa Piedra neighborhood on Skeikima Avenue was surrounded by policemen and members of the Moroccan secret services who prevented the celebration and attacked the Saharawis, resulting in dozens of wounded.

The siege of the family house was kept for hours.

According to the testimony of the CODAPSO vice president, Hmad Hamad the police control was impressive and he himself was not able to reach the house, having been followed by more than a dozen police. Read more

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Violence of Moroccan settlers against Saharawis encouraged by the occupying power

PUSL.- Brahim Hmad, a Saharawi from the occupied territories of Western Sahara, was brutally attacked by Moroccan settlers on 15 September at 2:30 a.m. in El Aaiun.

These attacks perpetrated by Moroccan settlers against Saharawis have increased in recent years, with total impunity and without prosecution by the occupation authorities or attempts to find the culprits.

The most known case was that of Mohamed Lamin Haidala, a victim of an attack that ended up dying in Moroccan police custody after serious medical neglect and torture on 8th February 2015. The mother has been claiming her son’s body for years, there was no investigation, no autopsy, no funeral.

The Hmad family is known for their activism in defense of human rights. Fadili, one of Brahim’s cousins, was murdered in Dakhla, and the family home burned. Read more

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Following the recent repression in the Occupied territories of WS: President Brahim Gali asks the UN to guarantee the protection and security of Sahrawi civilians

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories of the SADR), September 22, 2018 (SPS) -. The President of the Sahrawi Republic, Mr. Brahim Gali, called on the United Nations SG, Mr. Antonio Guterres, to intervene to put an end to the repressive practices of the Moroccan authorities and guarantee the safety and protection of Sahrawi civilians in the Occupied Areas of Western Sahara.

In a letter addressed to the United Nations SG on the recent Moroccan repression against the Saharawi demonstrators, the President of the Republic said that Morocco, through these repeated methods, does not “reflect” the real will or good faith to cooperate with the efforts of the United Nations, led by the Personal Envoy of the United Nations for Western Sahara, the former German President Horst Köhler.

“These practices constitute a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law, depriving the Saharawi people of their right to express themselves in accordance with the commandments of international law,” said the President of the Saharawi Republic. Read more

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