Sahrawi government denounces Moroccan police act against AFASPA President

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories) August 8, 2014 (SPS) - The government of the Sahrawi Republic expressed a "strong" condemnation of the act carried out Wednesday against the President of French Association of Friendship and Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa (AFASPA), Michèle Decaster, by the Moroccan police which “expelled and interrogated” her, preventing her from entering the occupied city of El Aaiun, the capital of Western Sahara, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Information released Thursday.  
 "The Government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic strongly condemn this arbitrary act and denounces the prohibition and expulsion against the president of the French Association of Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, which is added to the long list aimed at the non-governmental organizations , parliamentary and media delegations in pursuit of systematic effort of the Moroccan occupation authorities to tighten the noose and isolation and the escalation of repression against the masses of our people in the occupied territories, " said the statement.
 The Sahrawi government appealed to the United nations, Non-Governmental Organizations and organizations concerned with advocating human rights to ask the Moroccan government to end repression and  isolation and lift the ban on the visit of international delegations to Western Sahara immediately and without conditions. (SPS)