HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: “CASES OF SLAVERY PERSIST IN TINDOUF ”

The last report of Human Rights Watch, entitled “Off the Radar” and published yesterday said that “forms of slavery persist in the camps in a few isolated cases, Human Rights Watch found, despite the Polisario’s long-standing call for its eradication and enactment of a law criminalizing the practice.”

“The victims tend to be dark-skinned Sahrawis and the slavery takes the form mainly of non-voluntary housework, according to the Freedom and Progress association, an anti-slavery group formed by a group of camp residents,” the report added.

The report went on further to say that “Human Rights Watch documented a case in which a brother and sister said another family, claiming that the children’s mother had been their slave, abducted and forced them to work in their household for up to 18 years. The Polisario secured their release in 2013.”

The Moroccan Times.

19/10/2014