Sultana Kaya, Western Sahara, Yeltsin discussed on Democracy Now

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Still day two of our trip to Western Sahara as we cross town. To meet with more Saharaui independence activists once again, we're followed by a man on a motorcycle We arrive making our way past pro-independence graffiti and meet an icon of the Sahara resistance so Tanna Kaya. Drapes are so in the red white black and green flag of Western Sahara just holding this flag and public is. Enough to, get an activist beaten and arrested on us Hi my name is sultana higher I was born under. Moroccan rule in the occupied city of Bush door I live just like any other seraglio woman who is subjected to torture and beatings and in my opinion my cases milder than many other In two thousand seven sultana was peacefully protesting with fellow college students, said a university in, Marrakech Morocco when police surrounded her Yeltsin may ninth was an anniversary that also rallies celebrate really hundred can we were. A group of five hundred seventy students, how am I gonna you left the university campus marching peacefully waving flags and chanting. There are no alternatives to self determination. Sealed off the street Beseeched as tear-gas spreads sultana was beaten. By police one of whom singled her, out for more abuse Often one of them recognize me 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 I pulled out my I saw Thomas. Ordeal continued in an ambulance, says she was tortured on her. Way to the hospital consumed will do I know I told them I. Add a hemorrhage in my. 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 sew up my. I 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 it 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 what 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 Even losing her I, has not stopped sultana Kaya from continuing her. Protests for Western Saharan.

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