In a letter to the State Department sent through the American embassy in Rabat, Akai said "Polisario" should be held accountable for Josephe disappearance and the movement leader Mohamed Abdelaziz brought to justice in case he travelled to the USA.
According to the daily, quoting Akai, the association received American assurances on the continuation of efforts to find out about the case of the missing American national, who disappeared in 1980.
Josephe used to work for the former UNSG before he was arrested by the "Polisario" and put in "El Rachid" prison where he was inflicted all kinds of torture, the daily said.
The « Association des disparus chez le ‘polisario’", set up by former detainees of the Algeria-backed separatist movement, had informed Amnesty International on the case of the American national and works to find out about the fate of some 300 people abducted by “Polisario”.
“Polisario” waged war on Morocco in 1975 claiming the separation of the north African country southern provinces, known as the Sahara, after they were retrieved by the kingdom pursuant to the Madrid accords, signed by Spain, Mauritania and Morocco.