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ASVDH

Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Violations of Human Rights Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH)

The Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Violations of Human Rights Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH) is an independent human rights organisation operating in Western Sahara. The organisation was denied registration by the Moroccan authorities since its foundation in 2005 until 2015. As the only registered organisation in Western Sahara, ASVDH has been blocked from operating since 11 May 2019.

Western Sahara

Sahrawi human rights defenders continued to be subjected to intimidation, harassment, questioning, arrest, incommunicado detention, and unfair trials.