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Sahrawi Activist Sultana Khaya Speaks from Moroccan-Imposed House Arrest in Western Sahara

In an unique interview, Democracy Now! converse with distinguished Sahrawi human rights activist Sultana Khaya in occupied Western Sahara. Moroccan authorities have held her and her household below de facto home arrest for practically 500 days, the place she has been subjected to harassment and sexual abuse. A delegation of U.S.-based activists arrived at her dwelling final week to interrupt the siege and beat back police surveillance.

The Moroccan authorities has focused advocates like Khaya for his or her work defending the area’s Sahrawi individuals and advocating for an unbiased Western Sahara. Sahrawi individuals have been ready “a long time for a referendum” to resolve their future, says Khaya. U.S. delegation members plan to remain “for as long as we need to be” to make sure the household’s security, says peace activist Adrienne Kinne.

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Adrienne Kinne
Amy Goodman
Juan Gonzalez
Sahrawi human rights
Sultana Khaya
The Moroccan authorities
U.S.-based activists
Western Sahara

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