June 4, 2023

International experts before the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York condemned the tragic and inhumane situation of the Sahrawis detained in the Tindouf camps in southwestern Algeria.

Austrian historian and Member of Parliament Harald Troch rebelled against the suffering of Saharawis held in extremely harsh conditions in the abandoned camps of Tindouf, stressing that these residents “suffer from insecurity and stability in unbearable conditions and are deprived of human rights for 47 years.”

He underscored that the only solution to end this ordeal was inevitably through the autonomy scheme presented by Morocco, an initiative characterized in Security Council resolutions as serious and credible, noting that this scheme, which enjoys growing international support, provides “a real opportunity” to resolve this regional dispute and put an end to it. Put an end to the human suffering endured by the population in the Tindouf camps.

He stressed that autonomy under the sovereignty of Morocco, which is a “concrete opportunity” to break the current deadlock, offers hope for peace and development and guarantees stability in the Maghreb region, calling on the international community to give more active support to this wise initiative.

In the same context, Ernst Petrich, professor emeritus at the Nova University in Ljubljana, Slovenia, indicated that the regional dispute over the Sahara was moving towards a settlement based on the autonomy scheme presented by Morocco in 2007.

The professor of international law and international relations emphasized that autonomy is the embodiment of the principle of self-determination, explaining that the local population is able to manage their affairs within this serious and reliable scheme.

The member of the United Nations International Law Commission believes that the settlement of this regional dispute requires a political solution based on an autonomy plan, while respecting the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Morocco.

For her part, American Karen Hardin, representing Priority PR, condemned the tragic situation in the Tindouf camps, where abductions, arrests, forced labor, torture and rape prevail, noting that the armed separatist militias “Polisario” control the rights of individuals. and follow their movements.

She warned that “we cannot stand by until the international catastrophe becomes a bigger problem than it is today”, stressing that a peaceful settlement of the Moroccan-Saharan issue would contribute to stability and the elimination of terrorism in the Sahel region.

The applicant expressed support for the position of the United States, which confirmed the need for all parties to accept a scheme of autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty, which is characterized by seriousness, persuasiveness and realism.

In the same context, Carl Eddes of Capitol Hill Prayer Partners denounced the living conditions of residents detained in the Tindouf camps, where the armed separatist movement POLISARIO continues to cooperate with infiltrated “gangs” in these camps. camps and their surroundings.

In order to eliminate these camps, which are a space where the population suffers from poverty, and to work to strengthen peace and stability in the region, it is necessary, the spokesman emphasizes, to find a solution to the regional conflict over the Sahara on the basis of an autonomy scheme within the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Morocco. .


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