Reacting to the morbid obsession of the Algerian ambassador to the UN, Nadir El Arabaoui, about the alleged right of the “Sahrawi people to self-determination”, as well as to his disparaging and slanderous remarks of the Kingdom, during the C24 seminar in Saint Lucia, Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Omar Hilale castigated the Algerian diplomat for his schizophrenia on the subject of self-determination, reminding him that “it is a universal and indivisible principle.
“You are asking for self-determination for the 20,000 people you are sequestering in the Tindouf camps, but you are denying it to a people of 12 million inhabitants”underlined Omar Hilale, challenging the Algerian ambassador and reminding him that “the Kabyle people suffered 3 colonizations: Ottoman, then French and now Algerian”. This is the longest occupation in the history of Africa, he lamented, wondering why Algeria does not allow the Kabyle people to self-determine, to express themselves and to freely choose its destiny, as it claims for the populations of the Tindouf camps.
Moreover, and in reaction to the usual fallacious allegations of the Algerian ambassador on the human rights situation in the Moroccan Sahara, the Moroccan diplomat denounced the multiple violations of human rights in Algeria, referring dozens of press releases from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights decrying the attacks on fundamental freedoms in this country with a dark record of human rights.
“The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has increased its concerns over the persecution of Hirak activists, and massive violations of their rights, in particular, arbitrary detentions, restrictions on fundamental freedoms and unfair trials. »denounced Omar Hilale.
Abundant in laying bare the disastrous situation of human rights in Algeria, the Moroccan ambassador added that the activists are severely sentenced to several years in prison. Bloggers are imprisoned without trial and some die in Algerian jails like the late Hakim Debazi and the press is muzzled. This is the dark and sad reality of Algeria today, he retorted.
Putting in his place the Algerian ambassador who called the Moroccan Sahara a “closed prison”, Omar Hilale confronted him with his lies: “You called the Sahara a closed prison. If so, why did countries open 27 consulates there? Why does the Sahara attract colossal foreign investments, because no country would invest in a closed prison? Why would diplomats, foreign delegations and thousands of tourists flock to a closed prison? »he hammered, concluding that “the closed prison is Algeria, where there are the most serious violations of human rights in Africa”.
Regarding the separatist Sultana Khaya, mentioned by her godfather the Algerian ambassador, Omar Hilale brandished the photo of this subversive separatist in military fatigues and sporting a Kalashnikov, denying her any alleged status as an activist for the rights of the Male. He informed the audience that“after investigation, the United Nations confirmed that she was not an activist, because she advocates armed violence, and therefore the UN has definitely dropped her case”.