The president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and leader of the Polisario Front leaves Spain for Algeria on a flight from Pamplona airport.
The leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali, has started the journey back to Algiers. Gali has left the San Pedro de Logroño hospital, where he was admitted since last April 18, and has gone to the Pamplona airport (Navarra) to take a flight back to Algiers.
Saharawi sources have indicated that he will complete his recovery from covid-19 in Algeria, once he has overcome the most critical phase of the disease, after spending 54 days in Spain. The Saharawi leader has embarked on the trip to leave Spain after the judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz released him this morning without issuing precautionary measures after questioning him.
Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that Gali, who “arrived in Spain in a critical situation and was taken in for humanitarian reasons”, has been discharged from hospital and plans to fly from Pamplona airport in a civilian plane. After underlining that the judge has not issued precautionary measures against him, so “his freedom of movement is not restricted,” he emphasizes that the Polisario leader “carried the documentation on his name with which he entered Spain” and that “the Moroccan authorities, through diplomatic channels, have been informed of his departure ”from Spain.
Precisely, the fact that he was not informed of the decision to host Gali in Spain was one of the biggest complaints of the Moroccan authorities, which at all times have insisted that he entered with a false identity, despite the fact that the Government Spaniard has repeatedly said that he carried an Algerian diplomatic passport in his name.