Elkouria Amidane


Elkouria “Rabab” Amidane born El Aaiun, Western Sahara, Morocco September 29, 1985. Nonviolent student activist. Awarded Norwegian Student Peace Prize, 2009; Swedish Ordfront Democracy Prize, 2011.


I was detained and tortured very much but that does not affect my life, no, it gives me the power to struggle against it and now I even have the feeling that I can sacrifice my life for my people.” (Joanna Bidar interview, Dec. 14, 2007; photo vest-sahara.no)