Polisario Denounced in U.S. Congress for Cuban-Like Indoctrination Methods

Polisario torturers can not hide forever their crimes and abuses against the civilian population in the Tindouf camps. The sending of young Sahrawi children to indoctrination centers in Cuba and elsewhere is among these abuses that international humanitarian organizations have repeatedly denounced. The method is used to prevent the deported children’s parents from leaving the camps and also to keep these kids at hand for enrolment in armed militias.
These practices have once again been denounced this week before the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman David Rivera. For this Republican MP, the Polisario indoctrination practices applied to children snatched from their parents are drawn from the textbooks of the Cuban regime. Rivera also denounced the increasingly clear links existing between the Polisario leaders and terrorist groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

In a session dedicated to general issues, held Wednesday in the Congress Lower House, Rivera defended the Morocco-proposed autonomy plan for the Sahara, which is, he argued, “a clear cut solution likely to end a conflict that has lasted for too long.” He underlined in this regard the support that Washington and the international community at large have extended to the Moroccan proposal.
The White House had repeatedly described this plan as “serious, credible and realistic,” and underscored that American foreign policy stance on the Western Sahara has been invariable since the 90s, i.e from the Clinton administration to that of Obama, going through that of Bush.
Several iconic figures of the U.S. Congress from either side of the aisle have repeatedly expressed “significant and unequivocal support” for a negotiated solution to the Sahara conflict based on the Moroccan proposal.
Ignoring all the calls launched from abroad for the cessation of human rights violations in Tindouf camps, the Polisario, with the support of the Algerian army, surrounded with sand dunes all refugee camps in Tindouf in order to isolate them from each other and to better monitor the comings and goings of refugees. Also, roadblocks are set at the main entrances of the camps to prevent the Polisario opponents from escaping from this open prison.

 

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