At the time in which the Swedish government is trying to mitigate the grotesque and vile propaganda campaign against the Swedish people and its institutions, the Kingdom of Morocco accentuates its repression against the civilian population struggling peacefully to reclaim dignity and freedom for his people.
On September 29, 2015, the Moroccan occupation forces violently intervene to suppress a group of women and young people who demand the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people and the monitoring of human rights by MINURSO. Several people were injured, three of them seriously. Seven people were arrested and tried and sentenced expeditious manner, October 1, six months in prison and 2000 dirhams fine for each of them. They could not even organize their defense and contact their families. The seven people are:
- ABDELAZIZ BARRAY, a former political prisoner.
- MOHAMED LAFDIL, a former political prisoner.
- AHMED HMAIYADA
- AHMED SALEM AHL HMAIDAT
- SIDI HAIBA SANNAD
- YAHDIH CHELH OMARUBALA
- AHMED KOUIAAR
In the night of 29 to 30 September, 22 political detainees were attacked in their cells in the prison of Salé.. Without warning they were violently attacked by a hundred guards and their few belongings were confiscated. They also threatened them with death if they continue to inform the outside world about the torture and ill-treatment they are suffering in jail and nobody will save them, neither Amnesty International nor Sweden. They are part of the group of Gdeim Izic kidnapped since November 2010. Despite their civil status, on February 18, 2013, they were sentenced by a military court between 20 years and perpetuity.
The September 30, 2015, another Saharawi, the young activist Salah Lebsir was sentenced to four years in prison for the sake of defending the right to self-determination. Lebsir Salah had been held in arbitrary detention since 6 June 2015. He was abducted in the street of the city of El Aaiun shortly after his arrival to visit his family. He lived in refugee camps since 2013.
Reminder: The Saharawi people spent 40 years under Moroccan occupation, suffering all kinds of serious human rights violations: genocide, forced disappearances, arbitrary detention, exile, landmine victims, separation walls…