The Consulates General of Spain in Morocco have followed “with attention from the first moment” the case of the five Spanish lawyers who were expelled from Laayoune, capital of Western Sahara, when they went to act as observers in the judicial process against the journalist Saharawi Nazha el Jhalidi, who started yesterday.
The expelled are María Dolores Travieso -loved by Aminetu Haidar-, Ruth Sebastián García, Lourdes Barón, Ramón Campos and Sidi Mohamed Taleb Buya, who were together with two Norwegian observers from the NGO Rafto.
According to sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consulates General in Rabat and Casablanca “have followed the case with attention from the first moment” and have made themselves available to Spanish citizens to provide them “the corresponding consular assistance, as is usual in these cases”.
In addition, the Consulate General in Casablanca was in contact “with the competent Moroccan authorities” and was able to verify that the Spanish citizens were “in good condition” and were in the area of the airport of Casablanca destined for expulsions, with access to drink and food. The Spanish lawyers were finally expelled yesterday on the AT970 flight to Madrid.