WESTERN SAHARA

WEEKLY NEWS

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WEEK 14

30.03.-05.04.2003

 

OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

26.03.03
Scandalous judgments
Ahmed Nah Hmadi El Moussaoui was sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment. He is accused of being a member of the "hooded" group ("les cagoulés") (such as Salek Bazaid, Moussamih Baba, Bourhil Moh Lamine and Ahmed Bachir Ahmed Sbai) and of having set fire to a police station. El Moussaoui rejected all the accusations against him. AMDH (Moroccan Association of Human Rights), which considers that the charges are "suspect", denounced the sentences handed down against this group of Saharawis and demanded their release. (see
more)
The trial of Ezzine Mohamed-Fadel Ali Mouloud Saya, arrested on 05.01.03, and accused of the same offences and whose sentence was expected on 26.03.03, has been postponed once again to a date yet to be determined.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Freedom and Justice Campagin for disappeared Saharawis (continued)
The delegation of families of disappeared Saharawis left Geneva on 3 April. They were received again by the High Commission for Human Rights and made links with various NGO contacts within the UN.

BIRDHSO's letter to the Moroccan Embassy in Bern:
In its letter, the Bureau protests against the ban on travelling for the Saharawi delegation from the occupied territories and insists on the return of all their documents and reimbursement of their travel expenses. It demands an interview with the Ambassador to give him the petition appealing for "FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR DISAPPEARED SAHARAWIS" signed by over 6000 people from many countries.

The banning measure by the Moroccan authorities on the Saharawi delegation of families of disappeared and human rights defenders from the territory under Moroccan control, is the subject of numerous other protests:

INTERNET

OPINION

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