Bahi Mohamed Ould Deif

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Bahi Mohamed, a Moroccan journalist, disappeared in 1986 while reporting from Tindouf, in western Algeria. After his disappearance, an Algerian newspaper reported that he had been arrested by the Polisario Front—a group fighting for an independent state in Western Sahara—for plotting the assassination of its general secretary, Mohamed Abdelaziz. Abdelaziz’s claim that Bahi Mohamed is at liberty and free to return to Morocco has not been confirmed. The Moroccan National Press Syndicate maintains he is still being held against his will.