New York - On the second anniversary of his arrest by Polisario, Sahrawi Political dissident, Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud released a statement blaming Polisario leadership for its systematic oppression against Sahrawi youth.
New York – On the second anniversary of his arrest by Polisario, Sahrawi Political dissident, Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud released a statement blaming Polisario leadership for its systematic oppression against Sahrawi youth.
The Sahrawi political dissident shed light on the tyranny that prevails among Polisario’s leaders, leading a tiny minority in the Tinduf camps to monopolize power, perpetuate the status quo and impose their tutelage on people.
“A minority within the Polisario leadership has been imposing their will on everyone in the Tindouf camps in Algeria to prolong their survival and to succeed in their goal of emptying the camps of its active forces,” said Mustapha Salma.
The activist highlighted child abuse and human right violations inflicted on Sahrawi youth.
Mustapha Salma denounces the practice of deporting teenage Saharwis, after the completion of their primary school, to cities either in Algeria or Libya and Cuba under the pretext of pursuing their education.
He further explains the detrimental consequences of this “flagrant abuse” inflicted on Sahrawi youth’s future, stating that whether they complete their education or drop out of school, they find themselves obliged “to engage in militia stationed away from the Tindouf camps, at distances ranging between 200 and 1000 kilometers, or migrate to neighboring countries in search of work.”
Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud revealed the illegal tactics that the Tinduf oppression machine uses to lengthen Polisario’s grip on the Sahrawi people.
“The methods that Polisario has been using are custody, enforced disappearances, declaring a state of emergency and provoking the emotions of Sahrawis against each other in order to prolong its survival,” he said.
The activist stressed Polisario’s hypocrisy wondering “How can the Polisario claim that Morocco seeks to impose its will on the Saharawi force, while its leadership does not allow residents of the camps to exercise their most basic rights?”
Polisario opponent and activist, Mustafa Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, has been displaced and separated from his family since August 2010, on the grounds that he dared to criticize the leadership of the Polisario and spoke in favor of the Moroccan autonomy plan, which was presented by Morocco to the Security Council in April 2007.