Smara — A group of young Saharawis have launched, since 5 days, an open hunger strike in the occupied city of Smara, to protest the policies of exclusion, marginalization and impoverishment perpetuated by Moroccan occupation authorities against the Saharawi citizens in Western Sahara and in south of Morocco, informed a source from the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.
The group refuses the harsh living conditions and depriving the guaranteed rights of Saharawis to live in dignity, the source said.
They launched the hunger strike after Moroccan authorities rejected to meet their legitimate demands, added the same source.
The young Saharawis, on hunger strike, appealed to international human rights organizations and community to pressurize Moroccan state to halt the scandalous looting of Western Sahara wealth, as to reduce the policy of marginalization and impoverishment experienced against the Saharawi people.
The group consists of five young people; Lehbib Mabdud, Sidi Saleh, Babat Al-Nafaa, Mbarek Barkuh and Mohamed Sheikhi.