Algeria: Western Sahara President Hails Resistance of Saharawi Political Prisoners

BIR LAHLOU (Liberated Saharawi Territories)- President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Brahim Ghali said Sunday that the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik “are leading today the peaceful resistance in occupied Western Sahara territories and in the south of Morocco.”

In a letter to Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik, the president of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), also secretary-general of the Polisario Front, cited by the Saharawi news agency SPS, told them “you are writing history pages that will remain engraved in the collective memory of the Saharawi people, as you represent the best example of loyalty to martyrs.”

“Through your unmatched resistance and your defiance of the arrogance and tyranny of the Moroccan occupation authorities and your hunger strikes, you have stressed your refusal to submit to the colonizer despite all forms of abuse, torture and harassment.”

“Moroccan occupation authorities’ tactics will not deceive Western Sahara people,” President Ghali emphasized.

They only “reflect the confusion of Moroccan torturers after they failed to break Western Sahara people’s will.”

Morocco’s new tactics, which “are aimed at prolonging the tragedy of Saharawi people,” show “Morocco’s failure,” he said.

Six years after the incarceration of 23 Saharawi of Gdeim Izik in Rabat-Sale and three years after they were given heavy sentences by a military court, the Moroccan court of cassation has referred the case back to the civil court.

“Sending the case of the political Saharawi prisoners (of Gdeim Izik) to a civil court is recognition that their (previous) trial was illegal and as a result they should be set free.”

Source:Algerie Presse Service.