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Covid-19: President Ghali calls on UN to intervene for immediate release of Sahrawi prisoners

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Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 27 June 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali called on the United Nations to intervene urgently to put an end to the sufferings of the Sahrawi prisoners detained in the Moroccan jails and to intercede to Rabat to ensure their immediate and unconditional release in the face of the serious spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
“With deep concern, I write to you to inform you that the information coming from the occupied Sahrawi areas indicate that the coronavirus (Covid-19) has significantly spread and in  a short time in these areas which have been until recently unscathed by the pandemic,” underlined Ghali in a letter sent Thursday to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, adding that “over 200 positive cases have been recorded in the occupied city of al-Ayun and its surroundings in the last few days.”
“We hold the Moroccan occupation State fully responsible for the lives of the Sahrawi civilian prisoners in their jails, and call once again to intervene urgently to end the sufferings of the Sahrawi civilian prisoners and their families and to ensure their immediate release so that they could join their homeland and meet their families and relatives,” said Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali
President Ghali, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, said that “this serious humanitarian situation is the direct consequence of the Moroccan occupation authorities’ disdain for the lives of the trapped Sahrawi civilians,” by allowing large numbers of people, including those with coronavirus, to enter the occupied Sahrawi areas without being quarantined or being subject to other precautionary measures,” he added. (SPS)