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Background: Freedom of the Press in Western Sahara Sahrawi media channels work to provide the public with information, immersed in an adverse and unstable environment in which the Moroccan authorities disrespect the freedom to inform and be informed. The behaviour of the Moroccan security forces in Western Sahara towards journalists reveals...

Three days before he was detained, Mohmod Lhaisan delivered a live report on RASDTV (Saharawi television) which showed the excessive violence used by the Moroccan authorities against peaceable Saharawi demonstrators. Two days before he was detained, Mohmod put a message on Facebook stating that the Moroccan authorities had attacked demonstrators who were...

Urgent Action: Yahia .M.H

06/2014 Dear Friends,             Yahia Mohamed El Hafed We hope you will support us by taking part in an urgent action to save the life of political prisoner Yahia Mohamad El Hafed who has been on hunger strike for 42 days and whose health is seriously threatened....

Abdalah Boukiod’s health has reached a critical state after 30 days of being on hunger strike. He initiated this to protest against bad prison conditions (Ait Maloul prison does not meet minimum international standards of hygiene), torture and physical abuse at the hands of prison officers at Ait Maloul prison in...

1. Introduction One area Adala has focused on over the last two years is the situation of Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons. This report is based on direct observations by our members in the Occupied Territories, interviews with current political prisoners, their lawyers and family members, ex-political prisoners, as...

Introduction READ FULL REPORT  The above-listed nongovernmental organizations and associations submit this report in connection with the Committee’s review of the Kingdom of Morocco’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western Sahara. This report addresses the following rights enshrined in...

Introduction The above-listed non-governmental organizations and associations submit this report to guide the pre-session Working Group in its preparation of the list of issues to be examined during the Committee’s review of the Kingdom of Morocco’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in the non-self-governing...

  Since the illegal invasion of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco in 1975, the country’s indigenous Saharawi people have endured a large scale of human rights violations which affect all areas of their life: freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of movement, the right to...

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