The anti-Polisario activist commented on the situation in Algeria after Abdelaziz Bouteflika decided to run for a fifth term.
Rabat – Sahrawi activist and former Polisario officer Mustafa Salma Sidi Mouloud commented on the arrival of a Sahrawi delegation to Berlin for consultations with the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy Horst Kohler.
In response to a post from the Polisario representative at the UN, Sidi Omar, Mustafa Salma said that if the meeting was pre-planned before, “the meeting’s result will not go beyond the registration [for the attendance].”
Sidi Omar wrote yesterday on Twitter that the Polisario delegation had arrived in Berlin for “bilateral consultations with President Kohler on 4-5 March.”
He added that the front is strongly “committed to the UN-led peace process and to advancing the inalienable right of our people to self-determination and independence.”
The delegation of the Frente #POLISARIO is already in Berlin for the bilateral consultations with President Köhler on 4-5 March. We remain strongly committed to the #UN-led peace process and to advancing the inalienable right of our people to self-determination and independence.
— Sidi Omar (@SidiOmarNY) March 3, 2019
Despite Morocco’s resolve that it will not accept a solution outside its Morocco’s sovereignty and autonomy plan, Polisario is still attached to its separatist project of self-determination and independence.
In response to Sidi Omar, Mustafa Salma said on his Facebook account, “as long as Algerian citizens cannot decide their destiny yet, there is no self-determination for you.”
Mustafa Salma referred to the on protests in Algeria after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ignored protesters’ demands that he abstain from running for a fifth term.
Mustafa Salma has devoted his time to defending the human rights of Sahrawis and to commenting on the allegedly unbearable living conditions in Tindouf, Algeria, where many Sahrawis live.
On February 28, Mustafa Salma spoke again about the critical health of a child who suffers epilepsy due to malnutrition.
The child’s family has been protesting that Polisario is confining their movements in a sit-in in front of the MINURSO headquarters at Mijek, a town in Western Sahara near the Mauritanian border and 670 kilometers southwest of Tindouf.
The family has been protesting what they call Polisario’s maltreatment of Sahrawis.
According to Mustafa Salma, Polisario and MINURSO have neglected the family’s demands.
On February 26, Mustafa Salma said that the child would be transferred to a hospital 700 kilometers from Mijek because he was going into a coma due to his condition.
In another post, Mustafa Salma wrote that because of the seriousness of his condition, the child was transferred again to the Polisario military hospital in Tindouf, from where he would be moved to another hospital 2,300 kilometers away.
“The family of Mohammed, who left the camps and took refuge in the MINURSO mission to escape the exploitation of Polisario found themselves forced to go back to Polisario’s camps.”
In addition to Polisario, Kohler plans to meet with representatives from Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania before holding a second roundtable discussion with all the parties later this month.
The roundtable will be the second of its kind after the first roundtable in December in Geneva.