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Claude Mangin begins a visit to Germany on the human rights situation in Western Sahara

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Berlin (Germany), 26 SEP 2018 (SPS) - Human rights activist Claude Mangin Asfari has begun a awarenee visit to Germany on the human rights situation in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara
The activist of the Saharawi cause participated in the 16th edition of the African Film Festival in Cologne. She was one of the guests of honor where the film Dis-Leur I Exist and 4 short films Three Stolen Cameras, Cast in Sand, Barber Shop Skeikima and elsewhere were screened.
In the Municipality of Bremen, Claude Mangin Asfari, was received at the seat of the Land Parliament by the Deputy, Vice President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mrs Grotheer and by Hermann Kleen, the Chief of Staff of Christian Weber the President of the Parliament. It was a question of how to continue the already active support of Bremen to the Parliament in Berlin.
In this context, the human rights activist met with the municipality of Göttingen, the director of the Association of Endangered Peoples, Ulrich Delius where he promised to continue to redouble the efforts especially to organize concerts with the other German associations to obtain support of the Saharawi cause from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to be a spokesman of the Saharawi cause in (OHCHR), The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva thanks to its ECOSOC status.
In this context, Claude Mangin Asfari has held several meetings and talks with Germany official from the Municipality of Bremen and Göttingen , she has also interviewed by  four regional and national newspapers and recorded three radio programs on the human rights situation in Occupied Western Sahara, in order to sensitize civil society, the media and the institutions around Germany of the situation of Saharawi political prisoners expressing their "deep concern" at the "critical" situation in which the Saharawi political prisoners of the "Gdeim Izik" group are.
She is a wife of Saharawi activist Naâma Asfari, a Saharawi political prisoner, who has been detained since November 2010 and sentenced to 30 years in prison for defending the self-determination of the Saharawi people. Claude was prevented by the Moroccan authorities from visiting her husband and expelled for the fourth time SPS