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Here is my email to Neil Carmichael last week;
Neil - The deaths in Moroccan occupied Western Sahara are deeply concerning. The latest figures released by the Saharawi Ministry of Information report 16 Saharawi dead, 723 injured and 159 missing as a result of the violent dismantling of the Gdeim Izik protest camp outside El Aauin on Monday and brutal clashes between protesters and authorities in the capital. Some Moroccan security personnel are also reported dead. Please contact Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP urgently to request that the UK:
- Send observers to assess the situation.
- Make a public statement calling on the Moroccan authorities to stop any further violence
- Take action for human rights monitoring to be included within the mandate of MINURSO.
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