Adala UK strongly condemns the means used by the Moroccan police to suppress two peaceable demonstrations in El Aiun on 15th and 22nd May. The violent interventions caused dozens of injuries, some of them serious.
The intervention on the 22nd May was directed at a group of Saharawi women in the La Porco neighbourhood of El Aiun. Among the victims was Nbghoha Souayah, who was beaten and sexually assaulted, as she later told members of Adala UK.
These violent interventions once again highlight the existence of a Moroccan policy of systematic repression of Saharawi citizens and the the expulsion of international observers.
What has happened on many occasions in occupied El Aiun and other cities in the occupied territories, calls for an international mechanism for the monitoring and protection of human rights in Western Sahara. Adala UK calls on the United Nations to accelerate the process of the decolonisation of Western Sahara and to create a mechanism to monitor and protect human rights.
Members of Adala UK visited several victims of the violent assaults on the demonstrations on the two above mentioned dates and were able to compile the following lists:
15/05: Aazat mohamed–ali chain brahim–abdallahi bouhaida–mina haddi–hamdi maata moulana–limam zarwali–lmamia ayach–lmina taleb ali–lahdad sidabrahim–lahdad mohamed–amjd lilai–mostapha labras–zarwali yaslem–slaiman baba–hamadi fikhar–mostapha ahmed babou–slouh daillal–laila lili–ghalia jammani–fatma zahra bousbaa–salma ndour–laarousi ndour–rokaya karkoub–bouhala aaziz–hamdi boulhit–amalfadli dawoudi–mbarka alina baali–mina baali–hasenna duihi–saadouni ali–hamza ahel filali–hasenna abba–said haddad–salma limam–rokaya lhawasi–slaiman braih–lahbib salhi–mbarka dawoudi–mohamed hammya–sidi mohamed daddach–abderahman zayou–fatma zaiaar–zaina chtouki–nabghouha swayeh–fala chtouki–rokaya lakwara–ghlana boumakhrouta–niha laabaidi–hayat khatari
22/05: Fátima Zaiar, salam nomria, Aiash Almamia, Lamaimina Ahl Taleb, Aghlaijilha Ajraifina, Salam Algarhi, Asida Lgarhi, Alghalia Lamhaidi.