Morocco’s ban of foreign media access to occupied Western Sahara escalates

arton242-7fe92 The Canadian Lawyer Sarah Gal

Tens of foreign journalists and human rights activists who visited the occupied terrirories of Western Sahara have been forcefully deported, and counting only from the last UN resolution issued at the end of last April, the number of deportees have so far exceeded 30. this ferocious compaign of forced deportations comes at a time when Morocco vowed before the international community to respect human rights to avoid a possible remittance of the Minurso, the UN peaseful mission to occupied Western Sahara, to monitor human rights. Yet, Morocco fails its committement and is pursuing its vehement suppression quelling on anyone attemting to break up the media blackout.

During the last 48 hours, the Moroccan authorities expelled a Canadian lawyer from UNICEF. She was ill-treated by members of the Moroccan intelligence who forced her to return to the plane she had aboard towards the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

The Moroccan authorities had also arrested and forcefully deported the president of the French Association of Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa at the occupied city of El Aaiun airport and prevented her from visiting the region, in addition to the expulsion of 6 Basque journalists during this week

Equally disastrous, the Moroccan suppression on the local occupied population have reached monumental proportions with all the mass incarcerations, forced disappearance and even the death of some Saharawis reported in the last few weeks.

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2 Responses to Morocco’s ban of foreign media access to occupied Western Sahara escalates

  1. Sarah says:

    I’m Sarah who was just expelled. Just to clarify, I am not a lawyer, only a law student and I do not work for UNICEF. If you could clarify this in the article that would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks 🙂

  2. saharavoice says:

    Thank you for the clarification. Keep up on the good work

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