A delegation of Saharawis is expected this week in New York to speak before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly, which is examining special political issues and decolonization, including peacekeeping. Its members thus intend to take stock of the situation in the Tindouf camps and the violations committed there by the Polisario Front.
In a message posted on his Twitter account, Khadijatou Mahmoud announced that a “delegation of good people is speaking at the UN to tell the world about the crimes of the Polisario against the Sahrawis” this week. “We are by your side,” she added.
In her post, she said she wanted to “encourage people who are going to New York, to have a good time and grab the opportunity to be there.” “I encourage them to remember to lay out the facts and the truths. Don’t just remember to tell your side, but also this woman, these children and these old people. Tell the versions of these cruel and barbaric camps ”of refugees, she adds, asking them“ not to forget ”and wishing them“ good luck ”.
Khadijatou Mahmoud was one of the plaintiffs against the secretary general of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali in Spain. Last April, she took advantage of her hospitalization in Spain to reiterate her call for justice to be done. The Saharawi, holder of Spanish nationality, accuses Ghali of having raped her in 2010, in the Tindouf camps, where she had worked from 2005 to 2010 as a translator. The same year, she lodged a complaint in Spain.