Darya’s Case Shows Polisario’s Violation of Separated Families’ Rights: French NGO

By confining the young Darya Embarek Selma in the Tindouf camps, the polisario is, once again, violating fundamental human rights, notably the freedom of movement of members of separated families, the French association for the promotion of fundamental freedoms (APLF) said.

In a statement to MAP, Vice-President of the APLF, Christophe Boutin deplored that for the second time in less than a year, the Polisario is putting pressure on young people visiting their biological parents in the camps in south-western Algeria.

He pointed to the responsibility of Algeria regarding these human rights violations taking place in its territories, as has been noted recently by Human Rights Watch.

Boutin called for giving Darya the freedom to leave the camps and expressed hope to see the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) supervise family visits in order to avoid such human rights’ breaches.

The 25 year-old Darya Embarek Selma has been held captive for over than a year by her biological family in conspiracy with the polisario leadership. She has been prevented from joining her adoptive family in Tenerife in the Canary Islands where she has been pursuing university studies.

04/12/2014