You have been the victim of a campaign of abuse sponsored by the Moroccan authorities
August 10, 2016, Villa Cisneros (Dakhla) occupied
A young Saharawi was killed on Wednesday, August 10, when a Moroccan settler stabbed him in the stomach and sprinkled acid on his face to scorch him.
The victim, Mohamed Fadel Ehsan, 27, is the nephew of Hmad Hammad, a leading Sahrawi human rights defender who has been tortured and imprisoned several times.
While the victim was talking with a friend, he was suddenly attacked by a Moroccan settler and fell to the ground where he stayed for more than an hour until the arrival of an ambulance.
Since the Akdeim Izik protest camp in October 2010, five Sahrawis have been killed by Moroccans in crimes of
racial hatred in what appears to be a coordinated series of attacks on Sahrawis sponsored by the Moroccan authorities against what they call “separatists” or ” enemies of interritorial integrity ”.
Mohamed Fadel Ehsan was the son of Saharawi fishermen in occupied Villa Cisneros (Dakhla), in southern Western Sahara.
Mohamed Fadel Ehsan’s family rejects his burial without an autopsy.
All Sahrawi victims of hate crimes have been buried without autopsy and without authorization from their families.
None of these crimes have been punished by the Moroccan occupation authorities.