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Sahrawi activist, Sultana Khaya calls on international community to intervene

Algiers, 9 January 2022 (SPS) - The Sahrawi human rights activist, Sultana Khaya, called Sunday on the international community to intervene to help her face the 461-day siege imposed by the Moroccan occupation authorities at her home in the occupied city of Boujdour.

Sultana Khaya said in a statement to APS that "she and her family are under strict police surveillance and are not allowed to go out and visit their families.

Sahrawi civilian prisoner on warning hunger strike in Morocco

Kenitra (Morocco), 8 January 2022 (SPS) - Sahrawi civilian prisoner, Abdallah Wali Ahmed Khafouni, within the Agdim Izik group, who is in the Kenitra Central Prison, north of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, embarked Thursday on a 48-hour hunger strike, according to a Sahrawi human rights source.

ISACOM calls on Washington to respect will of Sahrawi people for self-determination, accelerate settlement of Sahrawi issue

Occupied El Aaiun, 18 November 2021 (SPS) -   The Sahrawi Body against Moroccan Occupation (ISACOM) has called on the United States of America to expedite achieving a solution to the long-standing Sahrawi issue by respecting the will of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, renewing its continuity and adherence to peaceful resistance.

Morocco prevents Sahrawis from marking universal declaration of human rights

Occupied El Aaiun, 13 December 2021 (SPS) - Moroccan occupation forces have brutally prevented a group of Sahrawi from exerting their right to demonstrate peacefully and celebrate the International Day of Human Rights, perpetuating the crimes against humanity as well as the military blockade and the media blackout imposed on the towns of occupied Western Sahara.

Aminatou Haidar calls on UN to assume its responsibility in Western Sahara

EL-Aaiun, 3 July 2021 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Body against Moroccan occupation (ISACOM), Aminatou Haidar, called on the United Nations to assume its responsibility and to conduct urgent and thorough investigations into the human rights violations committed by Morocco in the occupied Sahrawi cities.

ISACOM "welcomes decision of European Parliament condemning Morocco"

Occupied El Aaiun, 13 June 2021 (SPS) – President of the Sahrawi Body against the Moroccan occupation (ISACOM), Aminatou Haidar welcomed, Friday, the decision of the European Parliament which unanimously condemns Morocco for blackmailing Spain by exploiting minors in "a purely inhuman and immoral collective immigration."

Moroccan occupation authorities refer Sahrawi media activist Yahdih Essabi to prison after undergoing interrogation

Occupied Dakhla, June 07, 2021 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation authorities have referred the Sahrawi media activist, Yahdih Khalihenna Abdelaziz Essabi, to Tawarta prison in occupied Dakhla, after he was interrogated about his journalistic activity and his filming of a Moroccan military barracks, according to the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA).  

Extension of police custody period of Sahrawi journalist Yahdih Jalihenna Abdelaziz Essabi

Dakhla (Occupied Territories), 31 May 2021 (SPS) - Saharawi journalist and former political prisoner Yahadih Jalihenna Abdelaziz Essabi was presented on Sunday before the office the general prosecutor in the occupied city of Dakhla, Western Sahara, which extended the period of his police custody by 72 hours following his arrest. 

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.

Sahrawi Journalists, Writers in Europe condemn Morocco's aggression against activists

Madrid (Spain), 26 December 2020 (SPS) - The League of Sahrawi Journalists and Writers in Europe has strongly condemned the barbaric aggression against Sahrawi activists in occupied El Aiun and Boudjdour by Moroccan occupation forces, expressing its unconditional solidarity with all the victims of Morocco's machine of repression.

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