Washington, D.C.-- U.S. Western Sahara Foundation Chairman Suzanne Scholte called on Morocco to release jailed Sahrawi human rights activist Alí Salem Tamek. "Once again the Morocco regime has shown its complete disregard for human rights, international law, and the dignity of the Sahrawi people who have been subjected to the brutality of this regime for over 30 years,' said Scholte.
"We join in solidarity with the international movement of human rights organizations and activists in calling for the immediate release of Ali Salem Tamek, and all Sahrawi civilians and POWs held in Morocco's infamous prisons."
"Morocco wants to be seen as a civilized country, yet it continues gross violations of human rights against the Sahrawi people, torturing and jailing and harassing Sahrawi men, women and even children and continuing its brutal occupation of their land."
See also: U.S. COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF SAHRAWI POLITICAL PRISONERS, 19.07.05: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION WILL NOT BE SILENCED IN WESTERN SAHARA