Demonstrations in occupied Western Sahara, many injured
Published 16 January 2014

Wednesday evening, demonstrations took place at several locations in the capital city of El Aaiun in occupied Western Sahara. Several dozen are said to have been injured after police intervened.


The demonstrations are said to have taken place at six different palces in El Aaiun, according to the blog Poemario por un Sahara Libre

The demonstrations demanded the UN operations in Western Sahara, MINURSO, to be allowed to monitor the human rights situation, according to Poemario.

According to the pro-Saharawi Spanish Poemario-blog over 20 people were injured after clashes with the police, among them the former Rafto laureate Sidi Mohamed Daddach and the leader of the association ASVDH, Brahim Dahane. Vice-president of ASVDH, Elghalia Djimi, who visited Norway in November, is also said to have been injured. 
















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