Sahrawis have been campaigning for the right to move freely and have a decent life while protesting corruption inside Polisario.
Rabat – Sixty Sahrawis living in Tindouf’s Lahmada camp resumed their sit-in in front of the self-styled Sahrawi Ministry of the Interior in Rabouni on Tuesday to complain about tightened restrictions inside the Tindouf camps in Algeria.
The Sahrawis protested in early April what they described as Polisario’s “forced detention” and a “violation of the right of movement.”
The Sahrawis have carried out several sit-ins and protests throughout the month of April.
On Tuesday, April 16, some Sahrawis in Lahmada camp, including women, took part in a sit-in in front of Boujdour prefecture, inside the Tindouf camps, blaming Polisario for obstructing a political solution to the Sahara conflict.
Lahmada’s population brought their concerns in protest before the separatist leaders, who were gathering at the headquarters of the self-proclaimed “Sahrawi National Council.”
They complained about the degradation of their living situation and tightened restrictions.
In March, several Sahrawi MPs conducted a sit-in in front of Polisario’s secretariat to protest widespread corruption in Tindouf camps.
In a public statement, the MPs said they are protesting the waste of public money, abuse of authority for personal purposes, absence of accountability, and the prevalence of all kinds of corruption.