Frontpage          About the group          Support us          Contact us     

News Archive 2009
News Archive 2008

The Solidarity Group is member of:

Fate abducted Saharawi citizen still unknown
According to the Saharawi Collective of Human Rights Defenders, CODESA, a Saharawi citizen with Italian residence was abducted by Moroccan police officers in El Aaiķn on 28 April. Read CODESA's report here.
Printer version    
The Saharawi citizen Mohamad Dayhani was abducted by Moroccan plainclothes police in Alaaiun/Western Sahara on 28 April 2010.

Mohamad Dayhani, a 24 year old resident in Italia, was seen for the last time at 22:30 in Alhizam Street near the house of his relative, the Saharawi political prisoner Abdallah Dayhani, who had been released that same day from Tiznit prison/Morocco.

Mohamadís brother, Bachir Dayhani, and his cousin, Ali Dayhani, inform us that he was kidnapped after police agents called him while he left his relativeís house where a celebration in the honour of Abdallah Dayhanií liberation was held.

According to his family, Mohamad Dayhani has been arrested before and has been tortured by the Moroccan police in December 2009. This was attributed to his accompanying an Italian journalist who came to cover the return of Saharawi human rights defender Aminattou Haidarís to Alaaiun/Western Sahara.

Five days after the kidnapping, the fate of the Saharawi citizen Mohamad Dayhani is still unknown. His family has made inquiries at the Moroccan police stations and contacted all his friends. They fear that heís possibly under arrest facing torture because of his family relation to the Saharawi political prisoner Abdallah Dayhani.

The Saharawi Collective of Human Rights Defenders CODESA, confirms that the Moroccan state still abducts Saharawi civilians and is gravely concerned about the fate of Mohamad Dayhani, probably facing torture and ill-treatment, and calls for the immediate disclosure of his fate.

Alaaiun/Western Sahara 03 May 2010

The executive office of CODESA



15.02 - 2016 / 15.02 - 2016Hunger striking to demand education
13.02 - 2014 / 13.02 - 2014Saharawi journalists jailed for covering protests and plunder
14.11 - 2013 / 14.11 - 2013Morocco hinders Saharawi activist's vital surgery
19.09 - 2013 / 19.09 - 2013Mass Grave Revealed in Western Sahara
31.05 - 2013 / 31.05 - 2013Dutch vessel transporting resources from occupied Western Sahara
10.03 - 2011 / 10.03 - 2011Parties Conclude Another Round of Talks
25.02 - 2011 / 25.02 - 2011Hungering for justice: Saharawi political prisoners on hunger strike
11.02 - 2011 / 11.02 - 2011Take Action for Human Rights Monitoring in Western Sahara
11.02 - 2011 / 11.02 - 2011Germany indicts alleged Moroccan spy
19.12 - 2010 / 19.12 - 2010So much for human rights
27.05 - 2010 / 27.05 - 2010Amnesty International's annual report: Morocco / Western Sahara
18.05 - 2010 / 18.05 - 2010Moroccan court bails three Western Sahara activists
17.05 - 2010 / 17.05 - 2010Guinness World Records challenged over Moroccan flag stunt
08.05 - 2010 / 08.05 - 2010Beware the Warnings of al Qaeda
06.05 - 2010 / 06.05 - 2010The arms sellers countries extend the conflict in Western Sahara
05.05 - 2010 / 05.05 - 2010Fate abducted Saharawi citizen still unknown
29.04 - 2010 / 29.04 - 2010Second Tier Titans clash on Human Rights in Western Sahara
28.04 - 2010 / 28.04 - 2010France opposing Security Council on Human Rights
27.04 - 2010 / 27.04 - 2010Spain in favour of human rights monitoring in Western Sahara?
22.04 - 2010 / 22.04 - 2010European Parliamentarians demand release WS political prisoners

Africa's last colony Since 1975, three quarters of the Western Sahara territory has been illegally occupied by Morocco. The original population lives divided between those suffering human rights abuses under the Moroccan occupation and those living in exile in Algerian refugee camps. For more than 40 years, the Saharawi await the fulfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.
Trailer: Western Sahara, Africa's last colony


Have a look at this teaser for the upcoming documentary "Western Sahara, Africa's last colony". Coming soon.
Book: International Law and the Question of Western Sahara


To our knowledge the first collective book on the legal aspects of the Western Sahara conflict. Available in English and French.