The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has pointed out, once again in his latest report to the Security Council on the Sahara, the deterioration of the human rights situation in the Tindouf camps in Algeria.
He has also exposed the continuation of abuses, violations and exploitation by the “polisario” of the rights of the populations sequestered in these camps, mainly the right to freedom of expression and movement.
In this respect, Guterres highlighted Morocco’s reports to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, on June 14, 2023 and July 3, 2023, which provide an exhaustive list of systematic human rights violations perpetrated by the separatist armed group “Polisario”, against the civilian and vulnerable populations sequestered in the Tindouf camps, while the host country Algeria watches in silence.
In this context, the UN Chief explicitly pointed out the arbitrary and continuous restrictions imposed by the “Polisario” on the rights to freedom of expression and movement.
These examples are to be added to those confirmed in the latest reports by the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara, which noted several serious violations of human rights, mainly those related to recruiting child soldiers by the “polisario” in the Tindouf camps and to the misappropriation, by the same separatist armed group, of humanitarian and financial aid intended for the populations sequestered in these camps.