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A pro-Sarahawi placard accuses Morocco of gencoide

Anyone who saw the episode of the BBC documentary Tropic of Cancer last month, in which journalist Simon Reeve travelled across Western Sahara, would have seen Rachid Sghair. He was the human rights campaigner who bravely appeared before the camera to denounce the 35-year Moroccan occupation of his country and the resulting human rights abuses suffered by Saharawi people.

Today Sghair is in a critical condition after having spent the last month on hunger strike in a Moroccan prison. He…

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