Brutal attack leaves several causalities in Smara occupied city

Smara (Occupied Territories), April 18, 2015 (SPS) – Several Sahrawi peaceful protestors were injured Friday following a “brutal” attack carried out by elements of the Moroccan police and standby forces in the streets of the occupied city of Smara, according to Sahrawi human rights sources.

The demonstrators waved Sahrawi national flags and chanted slogans demanding self-determination and independence of the Saharawi people and expressing solidarity with Saharawi political prisoners in various Moroccan prisons.

Among those severely injured was Hamadi Nasiri, human rights activist and former political prisoner, who was transferred to hospital in serious conditions as a result of the violent attack he was subjected to by the Moroccan forces during his participation, along with his family members, in the peaceful protest, added the same source. (SPS)