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AMDH says Moroccan police stopped its members from meeting the EP ad-hoc delegation in el Aaiun twice
28/01/2009

   

 

Hamoudi Iguilid, President of AMDH-El Aaiun Branch
   

The Moroccan Human Rights Association (AMDH), El Aaiun Branch, indicated that the Moroccan colonial authorities in El Aaiun chased its members twice to stop them from meeting the European Parliamentís Ad-Hoc Delegation in Parador Hotel.

The members of the Association said they were contacted by the members of the ad-hoc delegation, via phone calls, asking them to come so as to meet at Parador hotel, but the police didnít allow the human rights defenders to get to the room where they were supposed to meet with the parliamentarians.

This harassment happened twice, and the parliamentarians called the defenders twice, and had to get out in the third time to meet them outside in the street and get them in.

Strongly condemned by the AMDH- El Aaiun Branch, this attitude was the same strategy adopted by the Moroccan police, in many cases disguised in civilian clothes, to stop Saharawi human rights defenders, organizations, and victims of violations from getting through to the members of the European delegation.