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UN: Moroccan intelligence conceals files on serious human rights violations

2 months ago at 04/Sep/2020 107

Moroccan intelligence has hidden files on serious human rights violations in Morocco and Western Sahara over the past years, a new United Nations report has confirmed.

The report, which will be discussed by the UN Human Rights Council in the coming days – a copy of which was obtained by the Samoud website – highlighted that the Equity and Reconciliation Commission in Morocco was prevented from accessing some of the archives owned by the security services.

Another UN report demands Morocco to disclose the fate of hundreds of missing persons who were abducted in Morocco and the occupied Western Sahara.

The Polisario Front has demanded for years the United Nations to put pressure on Morocco to reveal the fate of more than 651 missing Sahrawis, and to hold the Moroccan regime accountable for the crimes it committed against the Sahrawi people since 1975.

It is worth mentioning that the Moroccan occupation forces launched kidnapping campaigns against Sahrawi soldiers and civilians amounting to 1,000 cases, 80 percent of which took place between 1975 and 1977, while the statistics of the Association of the Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA) amounted to more than 4,500 cases, 400 of which remained unresolved, including 351 that were recognized by the Moroccan authorities in 2010. (Sumoud)

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