The recruitment of children by the Polisario denounced in Geneva

The “White Dove” Organization organized, in place of the United Nations in Geneva, “a human rights camp”, to denounce the serious violations committed by the armed militias of the Polisario in the Tindouf camps, in particular the military recruitment of children, as a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

This three-day sit-in, which ended on Saturday, was initiated by human rights activists from the southern provinces of the Kingdom, on the occasion of the 50th session of the Human Rights Council of the UN, in order to draw attention to the ordeal of the populations sequestered in the Tindouf camps, in Algeria, in particular the drama of exploitation of child soldiers enlisted by the Polisario.

The participants brandished, on this occasion, banners denouncing the exploitation of children and on which are displayed the photos of children from the Tindouf camps dressed in military fatigues, carrying weapons and participating in parades of the separatist militias.

In a statement to the press, the president of “Colombe Blanche”, Ali Jeddou, indicated that “this human rights camp is part of the actions initiated for years by Colombe Blanche, with the children from educational establishments in the different regions of the Kingdom, to alert the international community and public opinion to the atrocities committed by the Polisario military junta, in collusion with the Algerian authorities against the child soldiers of Tindouf” .

The children, aged between 7 and 14, were torn from their families by separatist militias in Tindouf and deported to different countries to undergo training in the handling of firearms and explosives, he said. recalled, pointing in this sense to the full responsibility of the Algerian authorities in the crimes committed by the Polisario, the Tindouf camps being located in Algerian territory.

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