Polisario leader Brahim Ghali in Spanish Court

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    The leader of Western #Sahara’s independence movement, whose presence in Spain has angered the Moroccan government, will appear before a #Spanishcourt Tuesday to answer allegations of torture and genocide. Madrid’s decision to allow #BrahimGhali, who heads the Algeria-backed #Polisario Front, into Spain in mid-April to be treated for Covid-19 has angered Rabat. A month later, Spain was caught off guard as up to 10,000 people surged into its tiny north African enclave of #Ceuta as Moroccan border guards looked the other way in what was widely seen as a punitive political gesture. FRANCE 24’s Sarah Morris tells us more.

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