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Algeria/Western Sahara: Three Dissidents Behind Bars

Expand Polisario soldiers under the SADR flag in Bir Lahlou, Western Sahara, in 2016. © 2016 Zohra Bensemra/Reuters (Tunis, July 16, 2019) – The government-in-exile that administers the camps in Algeria for refugees from Western Sahara is detaining three critics while an investigating judge explores treason and other charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. The men are being held by forces of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), which is controlled by the Polisario Front, the liberation movement that seeks self-determination for Western Sahara, most of which Morocco has…

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