Another member of the Polisario Front died under suspicious circumstances, leading to protests in the Tindouf camps.
Rabat – Polisario military member Ammar Ould Ayanne died under unknown circumstances in the Tindouf camps, according to a statement received by Morocco World News from Tindouf’s Autonomy Support Forum (FORSATIN).
The family of Ayanne is conducting a series of sit-ins, calling on the front to reveal the circumstances under which their relative died.
FORSATIN also shared a recording made by Ayanne’s sister with Morocco World News, in which she condemned the death of her brother. The sister also said that her brother suffered a “minor health issue.”
Ayanne’s sister said that her brother’s health deteriorated due to neglect.
In a statement, FORSATIN said that there is “panic” and “frustration” among the Polisario Front after the deaths of some of its members.
Sources of the forum said that families of the Polisario military members are under pressure. According to the statement, Ayanne’s health deteriorated after Polisario members argued “that there was no ambulance. After being transported in a civilian car, he did not get the necessary care.”
The statement added that the deceased had transferred from one hospital to another in Algeria until his death.
According to the statement, the death was not the first of its kind and “will not be the last.” The statement noted that the most recent case was of a young man born in his late thirties, who died under “mysterious circumstances.”
FORSATIN was not the only voice condemning the alleged unbearable living situation in the Tindouf camps. Earlier this month, former Polisario member Mustafa Salma Ouled Sidi Mouloud condemned the kidnapping and death of Ahmed El Khalil.
According to Mustafa Salma, El Khalil was kidnapped by Algerian intelligence agents over 9 years ago.
Like Ayanne’s family, the family of El Khalil also pressured the Polisario and called on the United Nations to pressure Algeria and the separatist group to reveal El Khalil’s fate.
The statement also said that there is a long list of members who are “facing the death penalty” due to their opposition.