Saturday, November 19, 2005

More persons injured in Aaiun demonstrations

El Aaiun (occupied territories), 19/11/2005 (SPS) 8 persons at least were injured and another arrested during new demonstrations in El Aaiun, organised Friday night, that claims for the withdrawal of the Moroccan occupier and call for Saharawi people’s right to self-determination, reported concordant sources.

Demonstrators, who were lifting SADR’s flags and chanted slogans against the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, marched through the "Bir Jdid Avenue" passing by "Boucraa Avenue" heading to "Skeikima Street" where they were dispersed by the different corps of the Moroccan repressive apparatus, the same sources reported.

Women are registered among the injured victims, mainly Mrs. Hjabbouha Lensari, who was tortured and seriously hurt, while Mr. Likhlifi Mohamed Lamine was arrested and conducted to the police station of the Moroccan criminal police in El Aaiun, it was indicated.

On another hand, Saharawi citizens of the occupied city of Boujdour organised, on Friday evening, a big demonstration in the "Colomina Avenue" and chanted slogans such as: "no other alternative but self-determination", "Morocco out the Sahara is not", "independence via peace or war", "long live the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic", it was further underlined.

In El Aaiun, Moroccan forces of occupation put the main popular neighbourhoods of the city under siege, on Friday evening, forbidding movement of persons and closed all the ways leading to the Carcel Negra (black prison in El Aaiun, where more that 40 Saharawi political prisoners are detained), the same sources added.

The numbers of the injured people according to the information SPS got reached 117 persons, while about 60 persons were arrested. (SPS)

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