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Morocco sends letter to the UN on human rights violations in Tindouf

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In a letter sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and to the members of the Security Council, the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, highlighted, with pictures and videos, the lies and fallacious allegations spread by Algeria and the Polisario on the situation in the Sahara.

«Since its renunciation of the ceasefire and the Military Agreements, the separatist group Polisario has been leading, together with Algeria, a hysterical campaign aimed at misleading the international community about an alleged + armed conflict+ and alleged violations of human rights in the Moroccan Sahara», stressed Hilale.

The ambassador stressed that «the fictitious war of the Polisario», which maintains proven and documented connections with terrorist groups and traffickers of all kinds in the Sahelo-Saharan region, is belied by the stability on the ground, with supporting evidence.

«The allegations of restriction on freedom of movement in the Moroccan Sahara are completely unfounded. They clearly fall within the framework of the shameless instrumentalization of the deployment of Moroccan public authorities in the current context linked to the state of health emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic», he explained.

Hilale reaffirmed to the Secretary General and the 15 members of the Security Council that «the population of the Moroccan Sahara enjoys total freedom of movement as guaranteed by law, both inside and outside Morocco».

Hilale also shed light on the violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Tindouf camps in Algeria.

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