Spain's High Court rejects provisional custody for Polisario Front's Ghali

The Polisario Front leader has been treated in a hospital in Logrono, in northern Spain, after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Ghali and other Front leaders are accused by human rights groups and Western Sahara individuals of genocide, murder, terrorism, torture, and disappearances, a court document said.


Reuters | Madrid | Updated: 01-06-2021 17:10 IST | Created: 01-06-2021 17:05 IST
Spain's High Court rejects provisional custody for Polisario Front's Ghali
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Spain's High Court on Tuesday turned down on a prosecution request for Western Sahara independence leader Brahim Ghali to be taken into custody, saying the plaintiffs in a war crimes case have not provided evidence showing his responsibility. The Polisario Front leader has been treated in a hospital in Logrono, in northern Spain, after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Ghali and other Front leaders are accused by human rights groups and Western Sahara individuals of genocide, murder, terrorism, torture, and disappearances, a court document said. Ghali rejects any wrongdoing, his lawyer said.

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