Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Touizgui (in the South of Assa- South Morocco), 03/01/2006 (SPS) Dozens Saharawi citizens organised a big peaceful demonstration, on Monday, to celebrate the New Year and ask for the "immediate and unconditional" release of the Saharawi political detainees, reported SPS’s correspondent on the ground.The demonstrators chanted slogans against the Moroccan occupation of their territory, denouncing the repressive practices perpetrated by the Moroccan forces of occupation against the Saharawi citizens in the occupied territories of Western Sahara and South Morocco.They also demanded that "Saharawi people be enabled to exercise their right to self-determination so as to freely decide on their future", the same source stressed.Demonstrators further demanded the "immediate" release of Saharawi detainee, M'Barek Maazez, who was arrested by the Moroccan authorities and brought before the Moroccan military court n Rabat last December the 30th 2005. The young man is doubtingly accused of possessing weapons and explosives with other Saharawi, the correspondent of SPS added.Mr. M'Barek Maazez, was release the same night of the demonstration, and was received by the demonstrators who were gathering awaiting his release. The rally started chanting slogans in favour of Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and independence. (SPS)020/090/000/TRD 031250 Jan 06 SPS

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