The family of El Khalil has been staging a sit-in near the high commission of refugees in Rabouni near Tindouf, Algeria.
Former Polisario officer Mustafa Salma Oueld Sidi Mouloud posted a video of the protest on his Facebook page. The video shows Sahrawis chanting slogans and carrying banners to condemn the disappearance of El Khalil.
The protesters urged the Polisario Front to reveal El Khalil’s fate.
This week, El Khalil’s family announced their decision to stage sit-ins near the high commission of refugees in Rabouni, near Tindouf Algeria.
For the sit-ins, the missing activist’s family are wearing white shirts bearing the hashtag“Freedom to El Khalil.”
El Khalil’s family also condemn Polisario’s ongoing silence on the fate of their relative.
The family said in a statement earlier this year that Polisario leader Ibrahim Ghali has not fulfilled his promise to release information about the activist’s forced disappearance. The family further stated that Ghali has refused to engage in a dialogue with them.
Algerian intelligence services along with Polisario members kidnapped El Khalil in 2009, two months after the Polisario had appointed him to monitor human rights in Tindouf camps.
This is not the first time when members of El Khalil’s family have taken to the desert in Rabouni to condemn his disappearance.
In February, Sahrawis took to the desert in Rabouni, where the Secretariat of the Polisario Front is located, to condemn his forced disappearance.
They also launched an online campaign to condemn the kidnapping of El Khalil.