Almost four weeks have already passed since the six of the seven Saharawi human right activists, held at the Moroccan prison of Sale, began their open hunger strike. Their were arrested and detained, on 8 October 2010, on their return from a family visit to the Saharawi refugees camps in south West of Algeria. The Moroccan government intends to bring them before a military court on account of that trip.
I am writing to you, once more, asking you urgently to contribute in saving lives of 36 (so far) Saharawi Human Right Activists, in different Moroccan: 6 Sale / 19 in Tiznit /Taroudant 02 / Kenitra 02 / Bin Sliman 01 / Marrakech 03 in Morocco as well as 03 detainees in Black prison in occupied Laaiun Western Sahara. Almost four weeks have already passed since the six of the seven Saharawi human right activist ,held at the Moroccan prison of Sale, began their open hunger strike.
Their were arrested and detained, on the 8th October 2010, at their return from a family visit to the Saharawi refugees camps in south West of Algeria. The Moroccan Government intends to bring them before a military court on account of that trip .
Consequently their health is seriously deteriorating day after day, a tragic outcome of such situation might occurs at any time. Along side of their suffer from chronic illness resulting from many years that they have spent in Moroccan detention centers and the hunger strike that they have staged before. They are deprived from all their rights.
International community have to act and assume it responsibly in particular EU and member of UN Security Council . After 35 years of this long conflict the least the Saharawi people can see in place after the long standing promise of decolonization of Western Sahara , an UN proper mechanism for monitoring human right situation in the territory , MINURSO must not be an exception of the rule –All UN missions through out the world have the mandate of monitoring human right .
Morocco cannot be all time above the international law and most of all the respect of human right. And must not be shield from its moral political obligations .
Finally I am utterly sure you will spare no effort in doing what you can in this issue . May I use this opportunity to express my respect and consideration
Y.Lamine BAALI -POLISARIO Representative UK and Ireland