The President of the Sahrawi Republic and Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, regarding the serious case of human rights activist Sultana Sid Brahim Khaia and her family in the city of Boujdour in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
Mr. Ghali explained – according to what was reported by the Saharawi News Agency (WAS) today, Friday – at the beginning of the message that the reports received from the family of Sayed Ibrahim Khaya confirm that Sultana Sayed Ibrahim Khaya and her sister, Mother of the Believers, Sayed Ibrahim Khaya (Bouta) were infected with the Corona virus at the hands of elements The security of the Moroccan occupation state.
Mr. Ghali called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council to act urgently to save the life of Sultana Sid Ibrahim Khaia and her family and the lives of all other Sahrawi human rights activists and political prisoners, at the same time holding the Moroccan occupation fully responsible for any consequences that may result from its criminal actions in occupied territories of Western Sahara.
On this issue, the Sahrawi President sent a similar letter to the current President of the UN Security Council, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ireland, Ambassador Geraldine Burne Nason.
It should be noted that the home of the Sahrawi activist’s family is subjected to a tight siege and intensive landing of the various Moroccan repression agencies in order to discourage Sahrawi militants from demonstrating peacefully to demand the right to freedom and independence.
The Saharawi fighter Sultana Sidi Ibrahim Khia, who is under house arrest, and her family in the occupied city of Boujdour were subjected to several attempts of physical liquidation.
The Sahrawi fighter has also been subjected to “repeated attacks” since the attack on her house on February 13, when she was pelted with stones, causing her severe injury to the right eye and face, as well as falling teeth from the lower jaw of her rugged sister, Sidi Ibrahim Khaia.
The human rights situation in Western Sahara has witnessed a sharp deterioration since the collapse and violation of the ceasefire on November 13, 2020 by Morocco, which in return escalated harassment, assaults, arrest campaigns, and systematically raiding the homes of the Sahrawis on a large scale.