The pro-Sahari NGO Thawra has alerted that two of its collaborators, Javier Sopeña and Silvia Garcia in El Aaiún are in grave danger.

The organization has denounced that the Moroccan security forces are searching for them, putting in danger their security.

Approximately 20,000 Sahrawis have camped outside the territory’s main cities for weeks to protest the Moroccan occupation and systematic human rights abuses.

On Monday Moroccan armed security forces attacked the camps using live ammunition, tear-gas and high-pressure water cannons. The clashes left hundreds of protestors arrested and dozens dead.

The current clashes in Western Sahara are the most violent since a ceasefire between Morocco and the Sahrawi government was agreed upon in 1991.