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  • AsociaciĆ³n de Familiares de Presos y Desaparecidos Saharauis (AFAPREDESA)
    Country: Western Sahara
    Mission / brief description:

    AsociaciĆ³n de FAmiliares de PREsos y DEsaparecidos SAharauis (AFAPREDESA) (Spanish for Association of Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared), is an exile-based Sahrawi human rights organization, campaigning against human rights abuses perpetrated by Morocco against Sahrawi people in Western Sahara and even Morocco itself. It focuses especially on the question of the Sahrawi "disappeared", and had campaigned extensively in the past for the release of political prisoner Muhammad Daddach (imprisoned by Morocco between 1975 and 2002). It is a Sahrawi human rights Non-governmental organization officially recognized by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. Due to this, it is banned in the Moroccan government-controlled part of Western Sahara, operating there clandestinely
    AFAPREDESA has its headquarters at the Sahrawi refugee camps at Tindouf Province, Algeria, where it was founded in August 1989.

    Main activities: Advocacy, International cooperation, International diplomacy, Mining, Women, Work, Young People, Youth
    Type of organization: Academic
    Scope: National