Western Sahara, Sultana, Tana discussed on Democracy Now

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Graffiti and meet an icon of the Sahara resistance, so Tanna, Kaya drapes herself and the red white black and green flag of Western Sahara. Just holding this flag in public is enough to get an activist beaten and arrested. My name is so high I was born under Moroccan rule in the occupied city Bush door live just like any other seraglio woman who is subjected to torture and beatings. And in my opinion, my cases milder than many others in two thousand seven sultana was peacefully protesting with fellow college students said a university in Marrakech Morocco when police surrounded her Young Sam. May ninth was an anniversary that also always celebrate. How was really a hundred. We were a group of five hundred students. How am I gonna? Hey, you left the university campus marching peacefully waving flags and chanting. There are no alternatives to self-determination sealed off the street and besieged in it. As tear-gas spreads sultana was beaten by police one of whom singled her out for more abuse. Often one of them recognize me in Egypt right at my eye with his baton when he did that I bent over, and I could feel my eyeball in my hand. I was yelling at him. Hey, you Moroccan. You pulled out. My I saw Tana's ordeal. Continued in an ambulance says she was tortured on her way to the hospital could good where I never told them. I had a hemorrhage in my eye. He tried to put his finger into my eyes. And I didn't get any medical treatment till the next morning at eleven when a group of Moroccans came to be telling someone to sell up my blind them because when I was in the ambulance another woman was crying and telling me, you're is gone. They were trying to sell up my eyes. So other women could see it and think twice before getting involved in activism. They wanted to make an example of what can do you have confidence that Western Sahara will become an independent nation. That's for sure. Because the determination of the people is invincible. What we've got is true. We've lost many men and women over this one day it shall be liberated. Got even losing her. I.

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