One of the things that have hurt me a lot, and that has left an open wound that has not yet healed, is my father’s complete and utter innocence. He was not a member of the military, nor did he belong to any political cells, he was just a civilian who was leading his daily life like everybody else. Mahyub Mohamed-Mulud Mohamed Lamin Maimun.
After so many years waiting, today is a historic day, because with your help we have been able to exhume the bodies. The remains that have been found there are likely to be those of our father, his own ID was found placed on the corpse. This, together with the verification that he had had a violent death, is proof of the lies told by Morocco that have done so much harm to the families. Mohamed Fadel Abdalahe Ramdan.
The following document contains the findings of a forensic and research team, working together with a genetic laboratory at the University of the Basque Coun-try, on a case of Sahrawi missing persons in Fadret Leguiaa in the region of Samra, near Amgala and Meheris, in February 1976. It is the result of extensive research that began with the completion of a study on the general problem of human rights violations in Western Sahara, published in 2012 by the Hegoa Institute of the University of the Basque Country, titled “The Oasis of Memory: Historical Memory and Human Rights violations in the Western Sahara”1, which has had its continu-ity in the research on certain cases of people who were arrested and then made to disappear during that period.
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