Washington D.C - During a United Nations meeting in Geneva in 1993, I was approached by a Polisario representative who wanted to discuss a possible Amnesty International (AI) assistance in the release of Moroccan prisoners of war (POW) held at the time by the Algerian backed guerilla. I explained to the Polisario envoy that AI’s mandate does not include POW mediations but assured him that I would relay the information to a Moroccan diplomat.

Late King Hassan II
Late King Hassan II
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.