Families of 15 abducted Sahrawis demand from Morocco to reveal their children's fate

Occupied El Aiun, 26 December 2020 (SPS) - The committee of the families of the 15 kidnapped Sahrawi people has attributed, to the Moroccan occupation authorities, the full and direct responsibility over the disappearing of their children since 25 December 2005, demanding that they reveal where they, as well as the other missing Sahrawi people (victims of forced disappearance) are detained.

According to a statement reported Thursday by Saharawi media and released to mark the 15th anniversary of their disappearance, the Committee states that the dismissal of the complaint, lodged by the families against the Moroccan Navy and the Gendarmerie, made Moroccan justice an accomplice.

Moroccan justice has filed the complaint against unknown persons, instead of filing it against the military authorities, contrary to the wishes expressed by the families in the statements made when the complaint was filed, according to the statement.

"In the face of the refusal and the connivance of the Moroccan judicial system and the institutional violence committed by the occupation State against the families of the disappeared, the Committee reiterates its commitment to the right of families to lodge complaints before the various courts and the competent judicial bodies."

The League said these criminal attacks targeting Western Sahara people in the occupied territories were evidence of a systematic policy aimed at the extermination of the Sahrawis. (SPS) 

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