US, NGOs slam Algeria over human rights abuses in the country

The American delegation as well as several NGOs have pinpointed Algeria on the extremely worrying situation of human rights in the country, the massive violations of the rights of the populations sequestered in the Tindouf camps and the refusal of the Algerian State to assume its legal responsibilities and put an end to heinous crimes, despite repeated findings and calls from the mechanisms of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, wrote the Senegalese site “Senego”.

The Senegalese electronic newspaper reports that in her capacity as President of the American delegation, at the work of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Ambassador Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ms. Bathsheba Nell Crocker, reiterated the ”concerns of the United States over the widespread use of laws that unduly restrict the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly and association to arrest activists”.

Ms Crocker also hailed ”courageous civil society activists, human rights defenders, media workers and others who speak truth to power and advocate respect for human rights. man,” the post adds.

Still in the context of human rights violations in Tindouf, Mr. El Fadel Brika, who intervened on behalf of the NGO “IL CENACOLO”, and as a victim of the atrocities of the Polisario separatists, delivered a shocking account of ‘ ‘kidnappings, arbitrary detentions and psychological and physical torture in secret prisons managed by Polisario elements on Algerian territory”, emphasizes the Senegalese media.

Mr. Brika, the publication continues, also drew the attention of the Human Rights Council to the systematic violations committed by the Polisario separatists and the Algerian forces against the populations in the Tindouf camps in southern Algeria, these resort to the most horrific means to reprimand any voice that opposes them or denounces their grave violations and the theft of humanitarian aid, including extrajudicial execution, the last of which was the burning of the two young Saharawis, Maha Ould Hamdi Ould Souilem and Alien Idrissi while they were alive.

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