Basque Country: Protests against Polisario Serious Human Rights Violations Committed in Tindouf Camps 

Sahrawis from Morocco’s southern provinces have organized lately in the Spanish Basque city of Vitoria Gasteiz a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of the serious human rights violations and torture committed by the Polisario members against the sequestered population in the Tindouf camps, Southern Algeria.

The demonstrators, who were holding the Moroccan flag, banners and photos of some victims and missing persons, denounced the polisario systematic violations, demanded justice and decried the inhuman and lamentable living conditions of the Sahrawis held in the Tindouf camps and deprived of their rights of freedom of expression and movement.

In the same vein, a civil society delegation from the southern Moroccan provinces, led by head of the Association of missing persons at the hands of polisario, Dahi Aguai, held several meetings with Basque officials, including, MPs and representatives of local and regional authorities, focusing on the intolerable violations of human rights committed by Polisario militiamen.

The members of the Sahrawi delegation showed to the Basque officials photos and documents proving the ill-treatments and crimes committed by Polisario torturers in the Tindouf camps under the watch of the Algerian authorities which fund, arm and shelter the separatist group.

On this occasion, the Ombudsman of the Basque Country Manuel Lazertura Rodriguez  denounced the “extremely serious” crimes perpetrated by the Polisario militias against the defenseless populations in the Tindouf camps.

He pledged that his institution, which is devoted to the defense of human rights, would investigate the reported cases of torture and enforced disappearances in the Polisario-controlled camps.

He also highlighted the successful autonomy experience of the Basque Country and affirmed that the autonomy plan, offered by Morocco and supported by the international community, is a practical and credible solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara.

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