Spanish political expert Pedro Ignacio Altamirano, known for his positions defending the Moroccan Sahara, has received death threats via social networks from two fanatics of the polisario.
After I learned of the tragedy and I knew that I had nothing left but my mother, two brothers and a sister, I could not have a reaction other than silence. The silence of a traumatized child, who does not know the meaning of life and death, but knows the meaning of loss..
The German Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has rejected the examination, scheduled for Thursday, January 14, of a proposal presented by pro-Polisario MPs. The text submitted by MPs from Alliance 90 / the Greens, entitled «Not forgetting the Western Sahara conflict, enforce international...
We used to live in “Medshar Arbib”, which is a neighborhood that was established in the western side of Smara by the families that had fled to the city from the valleys at the outbreak of the conflict towards the end of 1975.
Brahim Ghali’s recent absence from the political scene is unexpected. The secretary general of the Polisario, visibly overwhelmed by events, has chosen to remain silent while awaiting the inauguration of Joe Biden.
In his youth, my father lived the experience of the Liberation Army, in the 50s of last century. He participated in most of its military battles from the north of the Sahara to northern Mauritania, in which his feet were seriously wounded.
In the summer of 1998, I went on my first trip outside Algeria, to a Spanish city called Villena. It is a quiet and peaceful small town in the Spanish southeast. The majority of its inhabitants know each other. I have Spanish friends there, whom I met from their visits to the camps.
They made up their minds that the deportation decision is final and it must be implemented by any means. I was still cut off from the world. I don't know what happened since I was abducted on the evening of September 21st and they don't want me to know.
When you’d arrive at the Sahrawi camps during that period, you’d find yourself in a large prison without walls.. Three large communities isolated from each other. Laayoune camp is 8 kilometers away from the city of Tindouf to the east.
The Unimog truck, which will transport us to our distant school, took us off. My eyes were fixed on my standing mother following us with her tired gaze as she hugged my younger sister and brother as if they were all that was left for her in this universe.
As on the first day of my kidnapping, my new guards appeared to be highly disciplined and alertness. The new prison also appears to have been carefully chosen, as "Jhifat Reghioua" is a harsh rocky area and its valley is deep and narrow, dense with trees, surrounded by rocks on both sides.
On the evening of October 13, I was asked to get in a car driven by “Ammar Ould M'hamed” from the tribe of “Ait Lahcen” accompanied by “Al Mahdi Ould Biha” from the tribe of “Oulad Abdelwahid”. I mentioned their tribes because of what will happen later that evening.
The interrogation session ended with the military prosecutor. Immediately after, the investigative judge’s session followed in the next room, where I found former colleague Hammoudi Hajoub waiting for me as he had become the military investigative judge.