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Western Sahara

Yearbook 2012

Western Sahara. Forty people were reportedly injured, ten of them seriously, when military forces forcibly dispelled a demonstration in the capital El-Aaiún in January. In February, the official news agency of the Western Saharan Republic reported that residents of parts of Western Sahara and the refugee camps in Algeria had voted in an election to the Republic's parliament. All candidates belonged to the independence movement Polisario.

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