Clashes during visit of UN envoy to Western Sahara

A number of videos from the occupied territories have during the last few days been published Youtube.

Published 20 October 2013

The UN Special Envoy Christopher Ross is currently visiting Western Sahara.

Over the last few days, demonstrations have taken place in Weestern Sahara, with subsequent police violence. As always, Moroccan police are throwing stones at Saharawis. Morocco has over the last years refused the UN operation in Western Sahara to report on the human rights in the territory.

The young man below, Salama Zdaidat, is among those who have taken a beating by Moroccan police. Several houses are said to have been raided by the police.


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