African NGO Denounces Precarious Conditions of Tindouf Camps Population

"African Development" NGO denounced, Thursday before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the precarious conditions of the population living in the Tindouf camps, in the absence of any registration or census.


"Our NGO is concerned about the unbearable and atypical situation in violation of the international law that continues to prevail in this area," said Sahrawi associative activist, Amina Laghzal, who was speaking on behalf of the NGO during a meeting of the Council in Geneva.


She underlined that the kidnapping of an entire population for political purposes and the perpetuation of such a situation are factors that confirm the unlawful and inhumane conditions endured by this population. 


These people are deprived of their rights to freedom of expression, movement and assembly, said Laghzal, recalling that serious human rights violations "have been repeatedly denounced" before the same body.


She also mentioned cases of kidnapping, torture, forced disappearance, forced marriage and slavery.