The ex-security official has been missing since 2009.
Rabat – The family of a disappeared ex-security official for Polisario, El Khalil Ahmed, has urged the Polisario Front once again to reveal the fate of their relative.
Through a communique, “the coordination of doctor El Khalil Ahmed who disappeared in Algeria in 2009,” condemned Polisario’s silence on the disappearance of the Polisario member.
The statement, published by a pro-Polisario news outlet, expressed the concern of the family of El Khalil.
The statement added that the family and the coordination have been “holding out hope for the commitments” made by Polisario leader Ibrahim Ghali.
“We are extremely shocked because the president did not respect the commitments he made to resolve the issue and did not even give a convincing explanation for this,” said the statement.
Under pressure from the family of the disappeared activist, Ghali met a representative of the family in February. He also promised to find out what happened and reveal El Khalil’s fate.
For several years, the Sahrawi family has been calling on Algeria and Polisario to explain what happened to El Khalil, who was kidnapped under unknown circumstances in 2009.
In February, El Khalil’s family threatened to protest the disappearance of their relative in front of Algerian embassies abroad, including in Paris, Brussels, and Madrid.
The family and El Khalil’s friends also launched an international online campaign to draw attention to his disappearance.
El Khalil was born in Tan-Tan in southern Morocco.
He decided to join Polisario in 1977, where he was tasked to monitor human rights in the Tindouf camps before his disappearance.