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Malak Amidan Australia Speaking Tour May 2012: A Saharawi human rights activist16 April 2012
Malak Amidan is a Saharawi human rights activist and trade unionist and will share her experiences of life in her homeland where the Saharawi people have lived under Moroccan occupation for 37 years. This will be the first time a Saharawi living in the occupied zones of Western Sahara visits Australia.
Melbourne 30 April - 6 May
Malak will call for Australia to support:
To interview Malak during her speaking tour (30 April - 18 May 2012) or for more information, please contact:
About Western Sahara
About Malak Amidan
Malak has been arrested many times and subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Malak's family members have also been imprisoned by the Moroccan authorities, including her brother, El Uali Amidan, who was arrested by the Moroccan police after a peaceful demonstration, and served 5 years in prison.
Malak's uncle, Mouloud Amidan, has been on hunger strike and is undertaking a sit-in since 29 February 2012 inside the offices of OCP (Office Cherifienne PhosBucraa), the company that exploits Western Sahara phosphates, to protest discrimination against Saharawi workers and demand basic rights for Saharawi employees.
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