Sahraoui woman adds her voice to rape victims who want Polisario leader before justice

Sahraoui woman adds her voice to rape victims who want Polisario leader before justice

Sahraoui woman Khadijatou Mahmoud urged the Spanish judiciary to activate a search warrant against Polisario leader Ibrahim Ghali who is currently hospitalized at a Spanish hospital.


Khadijatou said she was raped in 2010 by Ghali, who was then the separatist front’s representative in Algiers, whom she sued at a Spanish court the same year.


“I am one of the many victims of the Polisario. I was raped,” Khadijatou, who worked as a translator in the camps from 2005 to 2010, said in a video published by le360.


“I learned few days ago through the media that Brahim Ghali, the man who raped me, is here…I am grateful for Spain which allowed me to sue him and which recognized my rights. But I will be more grateful if it arrests him,” she said.


The noose tightens on Spain to render justice to the victims of Brahim Ghali who is wanted on charges ranging from war crimes to human rights abuses and sexual assault.


Ghali entered Spain last Wednesday using an Algerian passport with a false identity. Morocco has firmly denounced the Spanish move which runs counter bilateral partnership and neighborliness.


Meanwhile, pressure mounts on the Spanish judiciary to activate an arrest warrant against Ghali who commissioned war crimes against Sahraouis and Spanish citizens alike.


Both ACAVITE which represents Canary Island workers and fishermen assassinated by the Polisario and Sahraoui rights group ASADEDH are urging the judiciary to enforce the law and arrest Ghali.


“Being the subject of a search and arrest warrant for the attacks he committed”, Brahim Ghali “must be arrested immediately by the Spanish authorities” underlines the Canary Association of Victims of Terrorism (Acavite) in a statement, condemning his “illegal entry” in Spain.


The defense of ASADEDH group has asked the Spanish authorities to activate the European arrest warrant issued against Brahim Ghali.

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