Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Aminatou Haidar called the international community for the decolonization of Western Sahara

OCCUPIED TERRITORIES/AMINATOU HAIDAR
It is time "to complete the decolonisation of Western Sahara", declare Aminatou Haidar
Lemleihess (35Km in the East of occupied El Aaiun), 17/01/2006 (SPS) Saharawi human rights activists and political prisoner, Mrs. Aminatou Haidar, estimated, on Tuesday in Lemheiless (35Km in the East of occupied El Aaiun), that it is "time to put an end to the Moroccan violations of Saharawi people's rights", calling on the international community to demand "the completion of the decolonisation of Western Sahara", reported SPS's correspondent on the ground.
During her intervention before hundreds citizens, who came from the different occupied cities of Western Sahara and south Morocco to participate t a big popular reception organised on the occasion of the release of the activist, Mrs. Haidar called on the international community to complete the decolonisation process of Western Sahara, estimating that "it is time to put an end to the Moroccan violations of Saharawi people's rights, including the inalienable rights to self-determination and independence".
Mrs. Haidar, who has just served her 7 months detention sentence in very bad conditions in la Carcel Negra in El Aaiun, also hailed "the peaceful and courageous struggle of the Saharawi people, especially Saharawi women and students, who gave the proof of a big responsibility and maturity in their struggle for freedom and independence despite the Moroccan incomparable oppression", she added.
On another hand, the Saharawi political prisoner estimated that this struggle must be led "until the realisation of the national goal, which consists in the establishment of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic on the entire territory of Western Sahara, free and sovereign".
In addition, Aminatou paid tribute to all organisations, personalities and institutions which expressed their solidarity and support to the Saharawi political prisoners still under detention.
"The joy is incomplete without the release of all Saharawi political prisoners, and without the liberation of all the territories of the homeland still under the occupation of the oppressor", Mrs. Haidar concluded.
Saharawi human rights activists and political prisoner, Mrs. Aminatou Haidar, was released this Tuesday by the Moroccan colonial authorities after she served 7 months imprisonment in very bad conditions in the notorious Carcel Negra (black jail) in El Aaiun, it should be recalled.
Mother to two children, Mohamed and Hayat, the Saharawi human rights' activist was first arrested in 1987 and maintained under secret detention for 4 years in the secret detention camp PC-CMI in El Aaiun, where she underwent all kinds of torture according to many testimonies she gave since her release in 1991 like some 300 other Saharawi political detainee at that time.
Many Parliaments, international personalities and organisations adopted the cause of this young woman, who became a symbol of Saharawi political prisoners, especially human rights activists who are still under detention. She was even nominated by the European Parliament to its human Rights Sajarov Price, it should be recalled. (SPS)



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