Algiers’ lies and obstacles in the Sahara: Omar Hilale arrests UN Security Council and Antonio Guterres

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In response to a letter sent to the Security Council by the Algerian Ambassador to the UN, Nadir Larbaoui, in response to the letter that Morocco had sent to members of the Council about a separatist activist in favor of armed violence in the Moroccan Sahara, says one sultana Khaya, Omar Hilale stressed that the letter from the Algerian diplomat sinned “outrageous at its guilty silences, its dubious denials, its indecent degradation of the UN and its erroneous allegations”.

“As usual, the Algerian ambassador never responds to actions attributed to his country. He preferred to pour in propaganda instead of giving tangible answers to the concrete elements, to the facts proved and to the dates presented, which directly incriminated Algeria.” , the ambassador indicated.

He pointed out that the silence of the Algerian diplomat is the very proof of the correctness of the facts stated in the letter from Morocco about the case of Sultana Khaya, especially his 13 trips since March 2010 to Algeria and to the Tindouf camps. ., the numerous participations of this instigator of armed violence in the “polisario congress”, Sultana Khaya’s training sessions of Algerian experts in media propaganda techniques, instrumentalisation of various facts for political purposes, incitement to violence activities, falsification of photography and video evidence and instrumentalization of appeals to UN mechanisms.

The Moroccan ambassador also cited the military training of the so-called Sultana Khaya during each of her many trips to Algeria and her training in combat techniques, use and handling of weapons, as well as Algeria’s transfer of a monthly grant of around 4,300 euros to the so-called Sultana Khaya to financing her separatist activities in the southern provinces of Morocco.

Hilale further explained that the Algerian ambassador “commits[tait]in his letter, the unforgivable mistake of underestimating the members of the Security Council’s intelligence about his country’s primary responsibility in this regional conflict ”.

“Unless he misunderstands the position of his own country, the observer status he claims for him is openly contested by nearly half a century of diplomatic adversity and armed hostility from his deputy, the polisario, as well as by unmanageable actions, writings and decisions. , ”Argued Omar Hilale.

In this context, he cited “non-exhaustive” examples illustrating Algeria’s status as the mainstay of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, in particular the letter sent by Algeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN on 19 November 1975, to the UN Secretary – General, the day after the signing of The Madrid Agreement, in which he stated that, in addition to Spain as the administrative power, they are “interested parties and interested in the matter of Western Sahara: Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania”.

Omar Hilale also recalled the creation of the armed separatist group “polisario” in the Algerian capital, the training of this group of armed hordes on Algerian soil, the armed attacks launched on Morocco from 1975 to 1991 from Algerian territory and the creation of the ghostly police “state” at a hotel in Algiers headquartered in Tindouf, Algeria.

Recalls that the former President of Algeria, the late Abdelaziz Bouteflika, proposed to the former personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General, James Baker, during his visit to Houston (Texas) on November 2, 2001, that the division of the Moroccan Sahara as a so-called solution to this regional conflict, Omar Hilale suggested that the UN Secretary-General in his report to the Security Council in 2002 had stated that “Algeria and the Polisario Front would be willing to consider or negotiate a division of territory as a political solution to the Sahara dispute”.

He pointed out that Algeria has been cited five times, along with Morocco, in recent Security Council resolutions: 2468, 2494, 2548 and 2602. He also noted that Algeria reacted vehemently with every recognition of Sahara’s Moroccan character by third countries. .

“Algeria is the only country in the world that allows itself with virulence to challenge the sovereign decision of the countries that open the consulates general in Laâyoune and Dakhla,” the ambassador explained, adding that Algeria is also the only country in the world to revoke its ambassador and then suspend his treaty of friendship with a third country in return for his support for the autonomy initiative in the Moroccan Sahara.

Algeria has since 1975 refused to allow the Refugee Commission to continue registering and counting the populations sequestrated in the Tindouf camps, he said, pointing out that these camps are the only ones in the world whose populations are not registered.

The Moroccan ambassador also explained that Algeria’s withdrawal from its international responsibility in the Tindouf camps in favor of the separatist group “polisario” was condemned by the human rights committees and UN agencies.

“In its concluding remarks to Algeria’s fourth periodic report adopted in August 2018, the Human Rights Committee, according to Omar Hilale, expressed its concern at Algeria’s de facto decentralization of its powers, in particular jurisdiction, to the polisario front, adding that Algeria should its obligations under Article 2 (1) of the Convention, ensure the freedom and security of persons and access to effective remedies for any person in its territory, including in the Tindouf camps claiming to have been the subject of a violation of the provisions of the Convention ”.

And to continue, these concerns were reiterated by the Human Rights Committee in its report, adopted on 2 June 2022, concerning the complaint lodged by M’Rabih Ahmed Mahmoud Adda, a former member of the “polisario”, who managed to escape from his torturers and leaves Algeria.

In his letters, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN stressed that the letter from the Algerian ambassador “pours into obscene anti-UN rhetoric”, condemning a “base maneuver” aimed at diverting attention from the international community to Algeria’s direct responsibility in the current blocking of the round table process, the resumption of which has been requested in the last four Security Council resolutions – namely resolutions 2468, 2494, 2548 and 2602.

“The manifestations of this Algerian obstacle are indisputable,” the diplomat confirmed, referring to the letter to the Security Council and the UN Secretary-General on October 21, 2021, in which Algeria vehemently rejected any reference to any commitment on his part. part to join the round tables.

He also quoted the communiqué from the Algerian Foreign Ministry following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2602, which clearly stated that Algeria “will not support this resolution”, in addition to the ceasefire. fire and military agreements per. “polisario” at the instigation of Algeria, in breach of Security Council resolutions and in spite of the international community.

Omar Hilale also exposed the false and baseless allegations of the Algerian ambassador about alleged human rights violations in the Moroccan Sahara and stressed that Nadir Larbaoui “ignored[ait] The Security Council has certainly adopted 13 resolutions since 2011, welcoming the measures and initiatives taken by Morocco, the role played by the commissions of the Dakhla and Laayoune National Human Rights Councils, and the interaction between Morocco and the mechanisms of the specific procedures. UN Human Rights Council “.

“No insult to the Algerian ambassador, the human rights situation in the Moroccan Sahara is far better than in Algeria, where the people, according to UN agencies, are undergoing the worst violations,” he said, noting that these violations have caused concern and condemnation at the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). ).

In this regard, he noted that in its press releases of 5 March and 11 May 2021, the OHCHR stated that it was “very concerned about the deterioration of the human rights situation in Algeria and the continuing repression and rise against members of the pro-democracy Hirak movement” “.

And Omar Hilale to quote the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, who also stated in her annual report to the Human Rights Council on March 8, 2022: “In Algeria, I am concerned about the growing restrictions on fundamental freedoms, including increasing arrests of human rights defenders, members “I urge the government to change course and take all necessary measures to ensure the people’s right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.”

In his letters, Omar Hilale excellently dismantled the lies of the Algerian diplomat, who “goes so far as to lie to the very people who create peace operations and define their mandates, claiming that MINURSO is the only UN peacekeeping operation without human beings. component of rights “.

“He may not know it, but MINURSO shares this trait with seven other PKOs out of the existing twelve. MINURSO is truly a traditional PKO with the sole mandate to monitor the ceasefire,” the diplomat concluded.

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