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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL - Western Sahara (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:50:59 +0200

Stop Moroccan colonization ---- Behind the tourist dream, Morocco is actually a settler state, which maintains its domination in the territory of the Saharawi people in their struggle for independence. Resistance exists despite strong crackdown on its activists. Built from 1980 to 1987 by the Moroccan royal forces, a long wall 2 700 km shear Western Sahara from north to south. Virtually unknown, it is a relentless military facility equipped with radars, guns, millions of mines and weapons of war, guarded by 100,000 Moroccan soldiers to serve the claim Makhzen (Moroccan state) in this territory, and to prevent intrusions of the Polisario Front, the political arm and armed independence Sahrawis. Despite this real military barrier built to isolate and destroy the Saharawi people leading an anti-colonial resistance which reveals the back of a setting designed to charm tourists and investors. The power trying to hide repression, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, torture in prisons and police stations, unfair trials and harsh sentences activists and Moroccan and Saharawi political activists.

French complicity

Western Sahara, occupied illegally by Morocco since the withdrawal of Spanish colonizers in 1975, Morocco's refusal to apply international law has always frustrated the negotiations with the Polisario Front.
More than seventy activists and Sahrawi activists currently in prison and dozens of others awaiting trial. Twenty activists and human rights activists have been detained since November 2010 following the violent dismantling of Gdeim Izik installed in the desert more than 20,000 Sahrawis to defend their political, economic, social and cultural rights. Ennaâma Asfari, co-chairman of CORELSO arrested on the eve of the facts alleged against him (!) Was sentenced to thirty years in prison in the sinister prison of Salé. The French government, right as a socialist, true to this shameful friendship has always maintained a complicit silence, when it does not boast the progress of Morocco's human rights.

Resistance was organized

Policies, trade unions, voluntary solidarity with the struggle of the Saharawi people do not release their mobilization (delegations, protests, observers to the trials ...) for the release of Saharawi political prisoners, stop the repression and respect for fundamental freedoms.
The Moroccan government does not move in this summer and sent a very bad signal to activists of international solidarity with the arrest and confinement of Michele Decaster, prevented from entering into the Saharawi territory. Exceptional security measures (isolation, violence and destruction of hard drives) were also taken against other activists.

Like any colonial state, Morocco not only of illegally occupying the territory of Western Sahara, it also illegally monopolizes its natural resources. This is an important aspect of the right of peoples to self-determination. The impunity of international makhzan that violates the rights of the Saharawi people and more broadly of the Moroccan people in a total media blackout is reminiscent of another colonial ongoing situation in Palestine without any sanction from the famous "international community."

Related Link: http://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?-AL-de-novembre-est-en-kiosque-
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