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

Demonstrators beaten

11 Sahrawis were injured as the police stopped a demonstration in El Aaiun June 14th. Four families got their houses ransacked. See the pictures here.
Published: 17.06 - 2007 17:53Printer version    
At 1 PM, 14th of June, Moroccan police stopped a peaceful demonstration in the Hay Maatalah district in El Aaiun, Western Sahara.

According to the Sahrawi organisation CODESA, the demonstrators carried Western Sahara flags, shouting slogans for the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination.

After the police had blocked all the entrances to the quarter where the demonstration took place, they brutally stopped the Sahrawis.

9 demonstrators were detained, 11 are reported beaten, while 4 hourses have been ransacked.

The demonstration came as a reaction to the sentences against 9 Sahrawi students who were judged to 8 months of prison earlier this week. The students were sentenced after having demonstrated at a university in Rabat.

See the pictures below.




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 - 987 378 352 -