The Saharawi Association for the Defence of Human Rights denounces in an official statement what they consider a savage criminal act perpetrated on 4 May 2021, by a patrol of the Algerian army against Saharawi gold diggers in the vicinity of Dakhla camp south of the Algerian town of Uinet Bellakraa.
According to ASADEDH, through information from relatives of the victims, it all happened when Saharawi gold diggers living in the Tindouf camps were surprised by a patrol of the Algerian army near the settlement of Dakhla, when they tried to flee the place they were strafed with live ammunition with the fateful result of one dead and one seriously injured and two detainees, as stated in the statement.
According to the official note, the deceased in the strafing is a young Saharawi resident in the Tindouf camps, Abba Said Mohamed Salem.
Once again, this association calls on the United Nations and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the international community to assume their responsibilities to ensure the physical integrity of the population of the camps in the face of the escalation of machine-gunning that they have been suffering lately at the hands of the Algerian army, as indicated in the statement.
At the same time, ASADEDH indicates in the official note that they hold the Algerian authorities responsible for all the atrocities being committed against the defenceless population on their territory.