The Age, 23 November 2010; letter published about brutal attack on 20,000 Saharawis

We must step up on Western Sahara
Cate Lewis, Australia Western Sahara Association; Dr Helen Hill, Australia-East Timor Association; John Dowd, International Commission of Jurists; Peter Jennings, Union Aid Abroad; Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth.

“ON NOVEMBER 8, as talks resumed at the UN between Morocco and Polisario [the Western Saharan independence movement], Moroccan security forces initiated a brutal attack on 20,000 Saharawis at a peaceful protest camp at Gdeim Izik, near El-Aaiun, the capital of occupied Western Sahara.
The catastrophe is similar to the Santa Cruz Cemetery massacre of 1991, when Indonesian soldiers opened fire on East Timorese students in Dili……(cont.)

Read letter published in The Age 23 November >>