International trade unions condemn Moroccan repression in occupied Western Sahara

Signed by various trade unions from Spain, Italy and France, the communique signed last July 31st called on the European Union and the international community to take efficient pressure measures against Morocco to stop its violence against Saharawi civilians.

The communique described the repression against Saharawi demonstrators in the occupied territories as violent and unacceptable.

This latest episode of violence and repression, the communique stressed, confirms what was described in the recent report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressing concerns about the persistence of “torture and violence, arbitrary detention and deprivation of the most basic civil and humanitarian rights of political prisoners.”

The Trade Unions called on the Moroccan authorities to respect human rights, law and international resolutions of the United Nations, while seriously pursuing efforts to implement a referendum to achieve self-determination for the Sahrawi people and through dialogue and negotiation between the two sides to ensure the stability of the Maghreb region.

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