16 February 2014

Western Sahara: Moroccan Forces Intervene 'Brutally' Leaving Dozens Injured in El Aaiun Occupied City (initial Toll)

El Aaiun — The Moroccan forces intervened brutally Saturday in the occupied city of El Aaiun leaving 70 Sahrawis injured, according to a preliminary list received by Sahara Press Service (SPS).

The intervention came after Sahrawis took to the streets chanting slogans calling for freedom, self-determination and extention of MINURSO prerogatives to include human rights monitoring in Western Sahara.

The demonstrators were also severely beaten and some homes were raided.

The city experiences "intense" security presence of Moroccan forces to prevent any peaceful protest which could be carried out by Sahrawi civilians, added the source.

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