The case of the Polisario dissident, Mustapha Salma, detained in secret since the 21st September, for having called for dialogue with Morocco on the basis of the autonomy plan for the Sahara, has emerged again on the occasion of the debate in the European Parliament about the Western Sahara issue.
In a resolution adopted on Thursday 25th November, the Members of the European Parliament have “strongly condemned” the violent events of the 8th November which took place in Laayoune city. But they have carefully avoided pointing out the instigators of these events and the context of this plot. An iniquity denounced by the Belgian Member of the European Parliament, Frédérique Ries. The latter who is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) has shown his regret as regard to the “lack of harmony in this text”. It would have been more suitable “that we recall the destiny of Mustapha Salma, this Polisario dissident kidnapped for having dared to call for dialogue”.
« We talk about human rights, it is obvious, but not for everybody, and this is regrettable. In this conflict, there are not only guilty parties on the one side and innocents on the other”. There are “shared responsibilities in searching now for a solution which would be fair, realistic and sustainable, from all the concerned parties, and when I talk about the concerned parties, I mean Morocco, Polisario, but also Algeria, the essential party” which “is mentioned only at the last words of our resolution”, has deplored the Member of the European Parliament.
On his side, the French Member of the European Parliament, Gilles Pargneaux, from the S &D Group, has insisted on the necessity to “go back to the essential, to resolution 1920, adopted unanimously by the UN which is asking to put on table the autonomy initiative proposed by Morocco” for the Sahara.