Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud

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Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud (born 1968 Smara) is a former police chief of the Polisario Front, and political dissident.

He was abducted in 1979, and deported to Algeria.[citation needed] He studied physics, and Police officer school in Algiers in 1991.[citation needed]

In 2010, following a family visit to the Moroccan-controlled part of Western Sahara, he announced on August 9, he wanted to open dialogue within the POLISARIO, on the Moroccan autonomy initiative for settling the conflict in Western Sahara.[1] On August 30, 2010, he attempted to return to the Tindouf camps crossing the highly militarized Moroccan wall.[2][3] He was detained by Sahrawi People's Liberation Army troops on September 21 at the liberated territories, and accused of high treason.[4][5]

M. Brahim Ghali, ambassador of the Sahrawi Arabic Democratic Republic in Algiers, described Mustapha Salma as a traitor.[6]

On October 8, 2010, there was a protest about the disappearance at the Embassy of Algeria in Washington, D.C.[7] In October 2010, there was a report of his release.[8][9] In December 2010, he was released to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at the Western Sahara-Mauritania border.[10][11] Since his release, Sidi Mouloud had stayed in Mauritania, not returning to Morocco or the Western Sahara, and he had not made any declaration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Par Europe1.fr. "Sahraouis: Le Polisario ouvert au dialogue - Europe1.fr - International". Europe1.fr. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  2. ^ "Western Sahara: Polisario Arrests Rare Dissenter", Human rights Watch, September 23, 2010
  3. ^ "Tindouf hors de portée pour Sidi Mouloud | Jeuneafrique.com - le premier site d'information et d'actualité sur l'Afrique". Jeuneafrique.com. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  4. ^ "Les Sahraouis tiraillés entre le Maroc et le Polisario - Le Point". Lepoint.fr. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  5. ^ 18 juin 2011 10:55. "Sahara Occidental : L'autodétermination et rien d'autre". Afriqueactu.net. Archived from the original on 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  6. ^ Yazid Alilat. "Sahara Occidental : L'autodétermination et rien d'autre". Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Protest at Algerian Embassy: Where is Western Sahara Dissident Sidi Mouloud?". Moroccoboard.com. 2010-10-04. Archived from the original on 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  8. ^ "Nine Days and Counting... Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud Still Not Free". Reuters. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  9. ^ "L'affaire Ould Sidi Mouloud : suite et fin ? | Jeuneafrique.com - le premier site d'information et d'actualité sur l'Afrique". Jeuneafrique.com. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  10. ^ "Polisario releases detained former security chief", Al-Arabiya, Adel al-Zubairi, 02 December 2010
  11. ^ "Ould Sidi Mouloud free in Mauritania". Magharebia.com. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2011-06-19.

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