Ten members of a family from Rguibat-Labeihat tribe, among the beneficiaries of the family visit exchange, decided to settle permanently in the southern city of Smara and not to return to the Tindouf camps.

They had arrived in Smara on March 7 as part of the fourth HCR-led visit exchange operation between the southern provinces and the Tindouf camps in southern Algeria.

The free choice of these people to stay in the motherland among their relatives reaffirms the strong desire of the Moroccans detained in the Tindouf camps to put an end to their ordeal in the camps, where polisario continues to commit serious human rights violations.

Several international human rights organizations laid bare such violations, including torture, kidnapping and the embezzlement of humanitarian aid.

14/03/2013

Comments (9)

  • anon
    Fred Henri (not verified)

    I am absolutely convinced that both Saharawis from the Tindouf camps or the Polisario-controlled eastern part of Western Sahara and Saharawis from the Moroccan-controlled western part should not only be offered the option to stay with family members they are visiting, if they prefer so, and not only within the MINURSO visit exchange but even applying for passports to local authorities. As far as the last sentence is concerned and speaking of human rights violations, those denounced by international NGOs (e.g. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, to name but two) as committed by Morocco are not worth mentioning?

    Mar 14, 2013
  • anon
    admin

    I guarantee Mr Henri that all the sahraoui in the Tindouf's camps are welcome with their families in morocco.. that's why they escape to the moroccan side..but a good part of them are prisoneers between the polisario hands for many reasons:

    1. Big population means more humanitarian aid .
    2. Big population means more chance to win the autodetermination referendum ( if it will take place and as Polisario hopes ) .
    3. No people = no cause

     

    Mar 15, 2013
  • anon
    Fred Henri (not verified)

    Excuse me please, but what position do you hold in the Moroccan administration enabling you to guarantee that? I am afraid, I did not even come across your name surfing your website.

    Mar 15, 2013
  • anon
    admin

    I understand your position, i approve you that this website is free and independant and it's not reliable to any official or moroccan administration , and my guarantees are given as a moroccan resident in Tan-Tan ( Sahara province ) and according to thousands of returned families that i know many of them personnaly,

    Mar 15, 2013
  • anon
    admin

    And about the human rights situation, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty can say anything they want,the UN envoy Mr Ross stays 10 days in Laayoune and he claimed that he didn't see any human right violation case, please see http://sahara-question.com/en/node/479 

    The europeen human rights Juan Mendez has claimed that violations cases are very low but still exist in all morocco from the noth to the southern provinces, but the good side that he claimed that a real human rights culture is in developpement .

    Mar 15, 2013
  • anon
    Fred Henri (not verified)

    Rest assured that it is not only me but the European public in general who prefer to rely on reports by independent NGOs (see examples I had already quoted) rather than institutions, whether they are backed by European politicians or the UN.

    Mar 15, 2013
  • anon
    Fred Henri (not verified)

    Will stop sending additional comments, after getting this error message: Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted.

    Mar 17, 2013
  • anon
    admin

    Sorry..Our spam filter  detect that your IP is blacklisted , will you change it or comment from another computer ?

    Mar 18, 2013