Moroccan forces sexually assault Sahrawi WHRD Sultana Khaya
12 May 2021
The actor of the backlash
The form of backlash
Rights at stake and state’s obligations
12 May 2021: Pro-independence Sahrawi woman human rights defender, Sultana Khaya, had her house raided by Moroccan security forces during which she was subjected to sexual assault and her sister was raped. Another raid had taken place two days previously. She advocates for women’s rights and Western Sahara’s right to self-determination.
See Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International (May 2021).