In the San Pedro hospital in Logroño since 18 April, the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, is now out of danger. « He has left the intensive care unit where he was admitted on 18 April. He is recovering favourably in another ward, » the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial reported, corroborating revelations published this week by Europa Press.
Considered a « ghost » patient, Brahim Ghali, who entered Spain under a false identity and through Algeria’s complicity with the Iberian authorities, « is out of danger ». « He has left the intensive care unit where he was admitted on 18 April. He is recovering, in a favourable way, in another ward », says El Confidencial.
On Tuesday 18 May, the news agency stated that Brahim Ghali has understood the content of the Spanish-language summons issued against him by the investigating judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz. This positive evolution of the health condition of the Polisario leader may take the complainants by surprise, as they fear a departure in secret, as his arrival in Spain.
On Friday, the Moroccan ambassador to Spain, Karima Benyaich, warned against an exfiltration of Brahim Ghali in the same way he returned. « A decision that would aggravate the crisis », she warned from Rabat in statements to the Iberian media. On Saturday, it was the turn of Fouad Yazough, ambassador and director general of political affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to increase the pressure on the Spanish government.
He demanded that the Iberian justice system « open a transparent investigation » into the Brahim Ghali case. « This investigation may reveal many surprises, including the complicity and interference of four generals from a Maghreb country, » referring to Algeria, which has been a staunch supporter of the Polisario Front in its claims over Western Sahara since 1975.