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The UN Human Rights Committee condemns the violent disappearance of a leader of the Polisario Front in Algeria

August 13, 2020

The United Nations Human Rights Committee on Wednesday condemned the disappearance of a leader from the Polisario Front who was arrested in 2009 when he was arrested by suspected members of the Algerian security forces in the capital, Algiers.

Ahmed Jalil disappeared in Algeria in January 2009, where he worked in his own office as a human rights advisor to the then President of the self-proclaimed Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Mohamed Abdelaziz.

Jalil’s family has denounced on several occasions that they have not heard from him since 2011, with the exception of rumors and information, without officially confirming that he would be held in a military prison in Algeria, whose government is an ally of the Polisario Front.

The UN Human Rights Committee condemns the violent disappearance of a leader of the Polisario Front in AlgeriaThe UN Human Rights Committee condemns the violent disappearance of a leader of the Polisario Front in Algeria

The international body stated in its decision that since he was seen by one of his brothers in 2011 in a military prison in Blida, Algeria, he “has not given any information to determine what happened to Jalil or to confirm his arrest “.

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