Darya's captivity, reflective of abject conditions prevailing in Tindouf- Expert

Rabat - A new human tragedy is unfolding in the camps of Tindouf in the Algerian territory with the captivity of young Darya in abject living conditions for more than a year by her biological family in connivance with the Polisario, President of the Moroccan Center for Strategic Studies, Mohamed Benhamou deplored on Tuesday.

"This case of young Darya is reflective of the human tragedy that the population held against their will in the camps of shame are going through," Benhamou told MAP.

Forcibly keeping people in the camps is but an aspect of "the cruelty of the systematic violations of human rights perpetrated by the polisario," he added.

The "mercenary leadership" of the polisario continue to enrich themselves by engaging in illicit trade to the detriment of the population held in Tindouf, he said.

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.