In a letter addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and to the members of the Security Council, the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, demystified, with photos and videos to the support, lies and fallacious allegations peddled by Algeria and the “Polisario”, about the situation in the Moroccan Sahara.
“Since its renunciation of the ceasefire and the Military Agreements, the separatist group “polisario” has been carrying out, together with Algeria, a hysterical campaign aimed at misleading the international community about an alleged “armed conflict” and of alleged violations of human rights in the Moroccan Sahara “, Underlined Omar Hilale, adding that” this armed group openly calls for acts of violence against people and sabotage of civilian installations in the Moroccan Sahara “.
Omar Hilale indicated in his letter addressed to the UN body and to its Secretary General that everything that Algeria and the Polisario peddle is nothing but lies and propaganda and that the Moroccan Sahara does not know any armed conflict. Calm and total stability reign in our regions and the so-called “military communiques of the Polisario” pitiful moreover, are only taken up by the only official press agency of Algeria. The latter ” tries to convey the false image of an alleged “conflict” in the Moroccan Sahara. However, the reality is quite different “He further added that” the fictitious war of the “polisario”, which maintains proven and documented connections with terrorist groups and traffickers of all kinds in the Sahelo-Saharan region, is denied by the stability on the ground, as well as by the press agencies and chains international television broadcasters who have demonstrated, with supporting evidence, that the information and images published by the “polisario” are “fake” and relate to other conflicts and in no way to the Moroccan Sahara “.
The Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, moreover, dismantled one by one the fallacious allegations of violations of human rights in the Moroccan Sahara, advanced by the “polisario” and Algeria. “ The allegations of restriction of freedom of movement in the Moroccan Sahara are completely unfounded. They are clearly part of the shameless instrumentalisation of the deployment of Moroccan public authorities in the current context linked to the state of health emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. “He clarified, noting that” the citizen adherence of the population of the Moroccan Sahara to health measures made it possible to record the lowest figures of contamination at the level of the Kingdom “.
Omar Hilale reaffirmed to the Secretary General and the 15 members of the Security Council that “ the population of the Moroccan Sahara enjoys total freedom of movement as guaranteed by law, both inside and outside Morocco “. He further clarified that “ It is this full enjoyment of this right that allows the few so-called separatist activists to travel freely to Algeria and to the Tindouf camps, where they undergo ideological indoctrination and military training. It is Morocco’s full respect for human rights which also allows them to go abroad in order to participate in anti-Moroccan demonstrations and meetings, and to return in peace to the Moroccan Sahara, without they are not at all worried »He explained, regretting that« this rule of law and freedoms is exploited by these separatist elements in their campaign of denigration and lies, as well as in their incitement to violence against people and property “.
In this context, he denounced the participation of the separatist Saultana Khaya, in weapons handling and ideological indoctrination exercises and in military exercises with “Polisario” militias. Photos showing the applicant in military fatigues and brandishing a Kalashnikov rifle were sent to the UN Secretary-General and to members of the Security Council, thus proving that she ” is by no means a peaceful human rights activist, but a supporter of violent, even military actions “. In the case of the late Mohamed Salem Fahim loosely instrumentalized by the “polisario and Algeria”, he was the victim of a fatal road accident and is the subject of ongoing legal proceedings, in accordance with the law in force.
And to specify that the so-called Saultana Khaya. She participated in these courses and military exercises of the separatists, from January 1 to 12, 2019, during which she called for armed violence against civilians in the Moroccan Sahara ”. Finally, as regards ordinary prisoners, including those sentenced following the events of “Gdem Izig”, they are treated like all prisoners and do not go on hunger strike and are subject to the same rights and obligations as everyone else. prisoners of the Kingdom.