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Khatri Adduh : Mandating Minurso to monitor human rights in Western Sahara

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Algiers, October 15, 2020 (SPS) –- Khatri Adduh, member of the National Secretariat, in charge of the political organization of the Frente POLISARIO, called on Tuesday for mandating the UN Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to monitor human rights in Western Sahara, subject to increasing Moroccan abuse.
In an interview to APS, Adduh said that the human rights violations committed by the Moroccan occupying forces in Western Sahara "require greater international effort by both international observers and media in order to follow-up and report the blatant violations and the repression policy pursued by the Moroccan authorities against the Sahrawi citizens.”
In this regard, he said that the heavy sentences issued by the Moroccan occupation against the Sahrawi citizens and their disastrous condition in jails, for simply "having demanded their rights stated by the UN resolutions, chiefly the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination."
The Frente POLISARIO appeal to the UN Security Council concerns two questions: the first one relates to the organization of the self-determination referendum leading to the decolonization of Western Sahara and to allow the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, the second being the ceasefire for the preparation of the conditions for the organization of this referendum, he said.
"However, ceasefire has been maintained over the last thirty years, but the crucial issue which is the organization of the self-determination referendum has been neglected," he pointed out.SPS