Two representatives from the Moroccan Sahara have rejected the false allegations made by Algeria and the Polisario on the human right situation in the southern provinces, saying that the Algerian regime and the polisario resort to lies to divert the attention from the embezzlement of foreign aid and the sufferings of Sahrawis in Tindouf camps.
In a letter sent to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Presidents of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab regions, Sidi Hamdi Oued Errachid and Yenja El Khattat, said Algeria uses the “Polisario” as decoy and tool to serve its personal strategic interests against Morocco.
The two legitimate representatives of Sahrawis have been elected in free and democratic elections organized in Morocco’s Southern provinces as in the rest of the country. The voter’s turnout in the Sahara was the highest in the country, according to UN observers.
Ouled Errachid and El Khattat said that their representative status and their Sahrawi origin, in addition to the long years spent in the camps of Tindouf where they held several positions in the “Polisario” before fleeing to Morocco, enable them to know better the situation on the ground and understand very well the tactics of the Algerian regime and the separatist group. Both Algiers and the Polisario are the worst violators of human rights and freedom of speech, they insisted.
The two legitimate representatives of Sahrawis affirmed that the local Sahrawi population benefits from real protection through constitutional guarantees in line with Morocco’s international commitments.
According to Ouled Errachid and El Khattat, the separatists represent only themselves and their Algerian rulers and seek only to protect their own interests. They continue to enrich themselves by embezzling humanitarian assistance donated for the Sahrawis held in the Tindouf camps (Southern Algeria) and want to continue to feed on the conflict.