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Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research at Columbia University


Creator Asociación de Familiares de Presos y Desaparecidos Saharauis
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In Algeria
Subjects Sahrawi (African people); Disappeared persons; Torture; Human rights (General); Human rights advocacy
Summary "AFAPREDESA was born as a civil response to the deplorable human-rights situation, the defenceless position of the disappeared and tortured by the Moroccan authorities and the anguish of its parents, children, spouses and brothers. AFAPREDESA was constituted on the 20th of August of 1989 in the refugee-camps of Tinduf. Under Saharaui law, it is the only Non-Governmental Organization in defense of Saharaui Human rights. It is an observant member for the African Commission of Human rights and member of the Federation of Associations of Relatives of the Disappeared (FEDEFAM)"
Languages Spanish; English; French