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S2020B Staff have been involved in a recent rapid response Unarmed Civilian Accompaniment project with volunteers based in the US who broke the siege and abuse of a key human rights defender, Sultana Khaya, and her family members, who had been tortured, attacked, and kept under house siege for 480 days before the volunteers arrived to stay in her house. They have now accompanied her to Spain to receive badly needed medical attention.
Human rights organizations have recorded widespread detentions, the torture of dissidents, and violent suppression of peaceful protests by Moroccan forces in Western Sahara. In addition to the oppression of peaceful protestors, since November 2020, Moroccan occupation forces have been forcibly confining the Khaya Sisters to their home and the family is facing many forms of abuse, including home invasions, sexual violence and injections of unknown substances. We cannot allow this abuse and violence to continue. We are called to expose these human rights injustices and join together to build peace in Western Sahara. At the invitation of the Khaya family in Boujdour, Western Sahara, US-based volunteers have arrived at their home to protect them from human rights abuses and interrupted the almost 500-day siege of the house imposed by Moroccan occupation forces.
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