More than a hundred persons are said to have been injured in Western Sahara's capital, observing the UN Human Rights day and frustrated over EU's new illegal fisheries agreement with Morocco in their waters. Videos keep coming in. See series.
The demonstrators called for right to self-determination. On 10 December, they were met by Moroccan forces. Several injured, including a group of foreign activists from the Canary Islands, who were later set free.
The local hospital received more than 90 injured following the demonstrations on 10 December, according to Associated Press. A journalist from AP, Paul Shamme, was present at some of the demonstrations, but he was removed by Moroccan security personnel.
Se video below:
Her er en stor demonstrasjon fra Tantan-gata i El Aiun, 11. desember. Fra ca: 1:25 blir de jaget bort.
Aktivister fra Kanariøyene deltar i demonstrasjoner. De har på seg oransje t-skjorter. En kvinne er kledd i en hvit melhafa med et stort saharawiske flagg. Svartkledde politifolk med batonger og hjelmer samler seg etter hvert rundt demonstrantene.
I 4.21 blir demonstrantene spredt av politiet og de spanske aktivistene arrestert.
Here is another video of he same demosntration.
Here, demonstrators are attacked by Moroccan security personnel, and beaten.
This is apparently a video of the US journalist Paul Shamme, stopped by Moroccans, prevented from reporting.
Demo from 8 December.
Morocco must stop targeting human rights defenders and journalists standing up for human rights in Western Sahara, and allow them to work without reprisals, UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, said today.
In an early morning raid today, masked agents terrorized and assaulted the home of the Saharawi human rights defender Sultana Khaya, stole belongings and took three activists to an undisclosed location.
On 7 June 2019, videos began to circulate showing Moroccan police brutally beating up a Saharawi journalist in occupied Western Sahara. Today, a UN opinion calling for his release from prison was made public.
The Saharawi activist Sultana Khaya and her family has for almost 10 weeks been harrassed by Moroccan police when leaving or entering their home in occupied Western Sahara. Help us to denounce.