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Spanish Judge Accuses Moroccan Former Officials of Genocide in Western Sahara (The New York Times)

TUNIS — A Spanish judge has ruled that 11 Moroccan former officials should stand trial on charges of genocide in connection with killings and torture in the former Spanish protectorate of Western Sahara from 1976 to 1991.

Judge Pablo Ruz ruled Thursday that there was evidence of crimes that amounted to genocide against the Sahrawi people during the period when the territory was annexed and controlled by Morocco. He specifically called for seven of the former Moroccan military and political officials to be arrested and extradited to Spain.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/world/europe/spanish-judge-accuses-moroccan-former-officials-of-genocide-in-western-sahara.html?_r=0


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