Western Sahara: beatings, abuse by Moroccan security forces

November 26, 2010
Tents burn after Moroccan security forces broke up the camp on the outskirts of Western Sahara’s capital, El-Ayoun, on November 8, 2010.

(New York) – Moroccan security forces repeatedly beat and abused people they detained following disturbances on November 8, 2010, in the Western Sahara capital city of El-Ayoun, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces also directly attacked civilians, a Human Rights Watch investigation showed.

Human Rights Watch report >>