Catalonia: Demo Thursday in solidarity with Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman Detained in Tindouf

Catalonia: Demo Thursday in solidarity with Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman Detained in Tindouf

The Moroccan-Spanish platform for supporting the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf will organize Thursday in Tarragona (100 km south of Barcelona) a new sit-in to protest against her detention since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria.

This new sit-in is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled by Moroccan and Spanish NGOs across Spain in order to put pressure on the Polisario and uncover the repressive policies of this separatist movement against the Saharawi population held in captivity in the Algeria-based camps, organizers told MAP.

The protest is also an opportunity to call for ending the decades-long siege on the Sahrawi population in Tindouf and allow them to return to their motherland and families in the Moroccan southern provinces, the same source added.

Saturday, a sit-in was held in solidarity with the 23-year old woman detained against her will since August in the Tindouf camps.

Mahjouba, who has been working for the London-based “Marie Curie Foundation Care” and intended to pursue her studies in the British capital, visited last summer the camps of Tindouf in order to see her biological parents. Once she arrived there, she was stripped of her passport and money to prevent her from returning to Europe as scheduled on Aug. 18