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Spanish judge indicts 11 Moroccan military leaders for genocide

Spanish High Court judge Pablo Ruz has indicted 11 military leaders from Morocco for genocide offenses in the Western Sahara after Spain left its former colony there in 1976. In a 40-page writ, the magistrate states that it is a “fact” that from that year until 1992 there was “a systematic attack against the Sahrawi civil population on the part of the Moroccan military and police forces.”

Ruz, who is shortly to be relieved from his role by another magistrate, details at least 50 cases of assassination and another 202 cases of illegal arrest of Sahrawi citizens who had identity cards and passports issued by Spain.

Read the article in full:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/04/09/inenglish/1428592632_385173.html


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