Spain Demands Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive In Tindouf

The Spanish government demanded a swift solution to the situation of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, who is held captive in the camps of Tindouf since last summer.

A statement by the Spanish foreign affairs ministry, issued on Thursday, said that the government is following “with a lot of interest” this issue and demands a swift and positive solution to the situation of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba (23y) who holds the Spanish nationality since 2012.

Foreign minister José Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Tuesday that daily measures are taken to release the woman.

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.

23/10/2014