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A group of Spanish lawyers wants to attend the trial of the three Sahrawi activists in Tindouf

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The three Sahrawi activists held in Tindouf. / Ph. DR

A commission of Spanish lawyers has announced that it wants to attend the trial of the three Sahrawi activists, held for five months in Tindouf, the Sahrawi Association for the Defense of Human Rights (ASADEH) said in a communiqué sent, Monday, to Yabiladi.

ASADEH lauded the decision, recalling that one of the three detainees, namely Fadel Breika, is a Spanish national. It also invited the commission to visit the Tindouf camps and «see the protests held before the Rachid Prison in the Smara refugee camp».

The leadership of the Polisario Front has not yet announced the date of the detainees’ trial. The arrest of Moulay Abba Bouzeid, Fadel Breika et Mahmoud Zeidan has been denounced by international NGO Human Rights Watch.

In a statement released weeks after the arrest of the three men, the NGO argued that «Sahrawi authorities should show credible evidence that Bouzid, Breika, and Zeidan may be guilty of genuinely criminal acts and not just peacefully criticizing the Polisario (…) If they don’t have evidence to justify criminal charges, they should release all three».

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