The government has admitted that it has allowed the president and leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, to enter Spain for humanitarian reasons. As diplomatic sources have indicated to EFE, “Mr. Ghali has been transferred to Spain for strictly humanitarian reasons, to receive health care,” although they declined to offer further details.
The international magazine Jeune Afrique had reported that the 73-year-old politician suffers from serious cancer and would be registered under the name of Mohamad Benbatouch and with Algerian nationality in a hospital in Logroño. The Presidency of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has indicated in a statement that Ghali has been infected with coronavirus, according to Europa Press.RELATED
The different versions about Ghali’s health come just a few weeks after a rumor came to light that claimed that the person responsible had been injured during a military action along the separation wall erected by Morocco in the former Spanish colony of El Occidental Sahara.
Jeune Afrique noted that Ghali had first been admitted, due to cancer, to a hospital in the southern Algerian city of Tindouf, close to the refugee camps, where he was visited by the head of the Algerian Army, Said Chengriha, who accompanied him during the negotiations. for his supposed failed transfer to Germany and then to Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, some 300 kilometers north of Madrid.