Taroudant, Morocco- Following the release of a video posted by Laayoune TV on YouTube on March 14 showing members of “Youth for Change” describing the suffering of the Sahrawi people living in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, another video posted on YouTube now shows one of the young Sahrawi members denouncing a propaganda campaign allegedly being carried out against him by the Polisario leaders.
“They considered me an undercover agent and spy,” the young Sahrawi said, “but all people know that I am telling only the truth, and all the Sahrawis see what is going on here.”
The Sahrawi recounted the abuses of the leaders of the separatists, in particular the case of a woman who had asked for help after being sexually harassed by the Polisario’s Minister of Defense, Mohamed Lamine El Bouhali. “Many other Saharawis have been subjected to such sexual harassment,” he said.
Based on such eye-witness accounts, Laayoune TV showed that the population is living under the oppression of a permanent military blockade, and humiliating and inhumane practices, which are targeting everybody in the camps.
“We are all subjected to hunger, ignorance and subjugation,” the Sahrawi added.
The young activist called on Sahrawis to break the gag of silence imposed on them for almost forty years by the Polisario leadership, and encouraged them to express fearlessly their problems to the world.
In the previous video, the young Sahrawi highlighted the miseries of the refugees in the camps calling on the international community to find an “urgent resolution” to their long-lasting sufferings inside the camps.
Edied by Elisabeth Myers
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