Frontpage          About the committee          Support us          Contact us     









News Archive 2015
News Archive 2014
News Archive 2013
News Archive 2012
News Archive 2011
News Archive 2010
News Archive 2009
News Archive 2008
News Archive 2007




Sultana Khaya beaten by Moroccan police again
sultanakhayaapril2016_11_510.jpg

Yet again, the Saharawi activist Sultana Khaya has been beaten by Moroccan police.
Published: 14.05 - 2016 22:40Printer version    
In 2007 she was beaten so hard that her eye fell out. She was also met with serious rounds of police violence in 2011 and 2013. In 2012 she was on a visit to Norway, meeting several Norwegian political organisations.

The pictures that the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara have received below were taken following a demonstration which Khaya took part in, on the 29 March, in the town of Boujdour in occupied Western Sahara. The pictures show bruises on the thighs, shoulders and arms.

"We demonstrated in solidarity with the Saharawi political prisoners. Plainclothed police came and beat us up", Khaya told on phone to the Norwegian Support Committee.

"I was pulled along the road and beaten and kicked. They tore up my clothes", she said.

The UN Security Council end of April decided to prolong the UN operation in Western Sahara with one more year. Previous requests from countries like the US and the UK to having the UN monitoring the human rights situation in Western Sahara were not taken into the resolution this year. Suggestions on a UN monitoring of human rights abuses are traditionally shot down by France, Morocco's main ally in the council. France is a strong opponent of human rights monitoring in the occupied territory.

Western Sahara has been partially occupied by Morocco since 1975.

sultanakhayaapril2016_10_509.jpg


sultanakhayaapril2016_2_400.jpg

sultanakhayaapril2016_4_400.jpg

sultanakhayaapril2016_8_509.jpg

sultanakhayaapril2016_9_400.jpg

    
News:

18.05 - 2017 / 18.05 - 2017Chaos in Gdeim Izik trial continues
29.03 - 2017 / 29.03 - 2017Gdeim Izik trial on pause, to recommence on 8 May
17.03 - 2017 / 17.03 - 2017Follow the Gdeim Izik trial, day by day
19.02 - 2017 / 19.02 - 2017See report on the January 2017 round of Gdeim Izik trial
29.01 - 2017 / 27.01 - 2017Still no decision on Kafkaesque court case against Saharawi activists
26.01 - 2017 / 23.01 - 201757 foreigners expelled from Western Sahara last five days
25.01 - 2017 / 25.01 - 2017Norwegians expelled from Morocco
01.09 - 2016 / 01.09 - 2016Join Amnesty campaign for the Saharawi prisoners
27.08 - 2016 / 27.08 - 2016Kosmos Energy misinforms about Western Sahara and OECD
07.06 - 2016 / 07.06 - 2016New report on need for referendum in Western Sahara
14.05 - 2016 / 14.05 - 2016Sultana Khaya beaten by Moroccan police again
25.03 - 2016 / 25.03 - 2016Norwegian investor excluded Total due to Western Sahara involvement
18.03 - 2016 / 18.03 - 2016European Democrat Students ask for self-determination for Saharawis
12.03 - 2016 / 12.03 - 2016UN torture rapporteur welcome, but not
11.03 - 2016 / 11.03 - 2016Ex UN rapporteur deplores HR situation in Western Sahara jails
05.03 - 2016 / 05.03 - 2016Norwegian pension fund blacklists San Leon over Western Sahara
15.02 - 2016 / 15.02 - 2016Hunger striking to demand education
04.02 - 2016 / 04.02 - 2016All Norway's youth parties gathered for referendum in Western Sahara
20.01 - 2016 / 20.01 - 2016Person number 68 detained and expelled from Western Sahara






EN  NO EN ES FR

Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

Give a donation!
Support the Support Committee. Help us work for the Sahrawi people's struggle for self-determination. Give a donation here.



Støttekomiteen for Vest-Sahara, , - :
Bank: Kontonr 9857.05.48999 - Org.no: 987 378 352 -