Sahara : Threats against a dissident executive from the Polisario

The media event in which Mostafa Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, a senior executive from the Polisario, has announced his adoption of the autonomy plan for the Western Sahara, is highly embarrassing the Polisario leadership. Ould Sidi Mouloud, who is presently the General Inspector of the Polisario police in Tindouf camps, has in fact expressed his fear of the separatist movement’s reprisals, if he returns back to Tindouf camps as he has expressed his intention to do so.
The Polisario executive has expressed his fear to the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH). In front of this unprecedented case, in which an executive from the Polisario, still holding office, discloses the pitiful situation of the populations in Tindouf camps, the CCDH has addressed the international community of human rights defenders.

It has, in particular, called the National Advisory Committee for Human Rights in Algeria, to intervene so that Mostafa Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud may enter safely to Tindouf and may freely defend his opinions.
For the CCDH, taken into consideration the outrageous conditions of human rights in Tindouf camps, even the illegal aspect vis à vis the international humanitarian right of these camps settled on the Algerian territory, the fear of reprisals expressed by Mostafa Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud should be taken seriously. Morocco has, also, reacted by attributing the responsibility of what may happen to Ould Sidi Mouloud, to the parties detaining the power in Tindouf, namely Algeria and Polisario.
Taken, since his younger days, to Tindouf camps, Mostafa Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud has lived 31 years there. He has been promoted till he became General Inspector of the Polisario police in these camps in the Algerian desert. On last August 9th, he held a press conference in Smara, during which he announced his adoption of the autonomy plan for the Sahara and his intention to defend this project among the Sahrawis in Tindouf camps.


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