Moroccan security forces “violently” disperse peaceful protest of unemployed Sahrawi graduates

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 12 July 2015 (SPS) – The Moroccan security forces with their various formations intervened on Saturday evening to brutally disperse a peaceful sit-in organized by the Local Coordination of Unemployed Sahrawi Graduates in the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara.

The peaceful sit-in was organized in protest of the repressive practices carried out by the Moroccan authorities of occupation against the Coordination and all the Sahrawi citizens in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

The Moroccan security forces used force to prevent the peaceful Sahrawi demonstrators from their right to peaceful protest and as a result Sahrawi citizen Saeed Ayashy was injured.  

Regarding this barbaric intervention, the Coordination confirmed in a statement a copy of it received by SPS that it will continue to adhere to the right to peaceful protest in defense of the legitimate social rights guaranteed by all international conventions.

The statement denounced the media blackout imposed the Moroccan authorities of occupation on the occupied territories in an attempt to conceal the gross human rights violations exercised against the defenseless Sahrawi civilians. (SPS)