The prize “Citizenship for Human Rights” will be awarded Saturday, March 13, to the Saharawi human rights activist, Sultana Khaya, by the Cultural Association for Citizenship of La Rioja (Spain), said Friday Spanish media.
According to Spanish media, the award ceremony will be held after the screening of a documentary film on an aquaculture produced last year in the Saharawi refugee camps.
Spanish media highlighted the disastrous and grave human rights situation in Western Sahara, displayed by the experience of the Sahrawi human rights activist, Sultana Sayed Ibrahim Khaya, a situation that saw further deterioration since the violation of the ceasefire agreement on November 13th 2020 by Morocco.
The Sahrawi activist was placed under house arrest and subjected to a campaign of intimidation by Moroccan police without any court order. Her mother, an elderly woman, and her sisters were also attacked several times, one of them.