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POLISARIO National Secretariat’s Bureau “strongly” condemns assassination of Rashid Shin

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Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Sept 29, 2013 (SPS) - Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has “strongly” condemned assassination of the young Sahrawi Rashid Al-Mamoun Shin, who was shot dead Monday by Moroccan security forces during a violent attack on a peaceful demonstration organized by the Saharawi masses in the city of Assa, in a statement concluded a meeting held Sunday and presided over by the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz.

Bureau of the National Secretariat strongly condemned and deplored the serious and escalating campaigns carried out by Moroccan repression forces against Saharawi citizens.

The statement went on saying that such colonial practices “will not deter the Saharawis from defending their rights by all legitimate rights, in spite of all methods of intimidation, siege, restrictions and security deployment into the streets and neighborhoods of the occupied territories and the cities of southern Morocco.”

It also praised the Saharawis’ solidarity with the family of the martyr Shin Rashid and with the Saharawi masses in the cities of Assa, Zak, Gleimim among others in their peaceful and legitimate struggle, calling for the continuation and intensification of this solidarity with all the Saharawi political prisoners.

The statement appealed to the international community to exert all the necessary pressure to ensure the protection of Saharawi civilians from brutal repressive practices perpetuated by Moroccan state. (SPS)