Sahrawi journalist and activist Mohamed Barkan detained by Moroccan occupying authorities*
Ayoub Barkan said his brother Mohamed was detained today and interrogated about his political views and his activities with Equipe Media
According to his family Mohamed Saleh Barkan has left for the police station early this morning in response to a summons that accuse him of participating in demonstrations of Mai 2013 but he was threatened verbally and detained
After a five year exile in Sweden Barkan returned to Western Sahara to meet his family but he was subjected to harassments verbal abuse and ridicule at El Aaiun airport last week.
It was recalled that Mohamed Barkan is co-founder of Equipe Media the Sahrawi collective of journalists that operate in occupied territories
He was arrested in 2009 and spent a year in the black prison on a trumped up charge