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Moroccan occupying forces abduct Saharawi activist

El Aaiun (occupied territories), March 4, 2015 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying forces on Tuesday kidnapped the Saharawi activist and former political prisoner, Ghali Bouhala, from his family’s house, said a source from the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

Family of Bouhala reported that her son was forced to get on a car belonging to the Moroccan police and driven to unknown destinations, stated the same source.

Algeria for independent monitoring mechanism of human rights situation in Western Sahara

Geneva, March 4, 2015 (SPS) - Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra on Tuesday in Geneva called on High Commissioner for Human Rights to set up an independent mechanism for monitoring the situation of human rights in Western Sahara.

Saharawi delegation attends 28th regular session of Human Rights Council

Geneva, March 3, 2015 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation takes part at the 28th regular session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, kicked off on Monday in Geneva, capital of Switzerland.

Sahrawi political prisoner transferred to unknown destination

Sale (Morocco), March 03, 2015 (SPS) - The administration of the Moroccan Sale Prison on Tuesday transferred arbitrarily the Saharawi political prisoner, Mbarek Daoudi, to an unknown destination, said Saharawi right sources.

This sudden move comes after the 72-hour alarming hunger strike Mbarek Daoudi held in protest to the Crans Montana Forum, to be organized in the occupied city of Dajla this month.

Spain supports UN envoy’s efforts in Western Sahara, says Ambassador Polanco

Algiers, March 3, 2015 (SPS) - Spain’s Ambassador to Algeria, Mr. Alejandro Polanco, said Monday in Oran, Algeria, that his country supports the efforts being made by the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy, Christopher Ross, to revive dialogue between the parties to the conflict in Western Sahara.

Permanent Representative to AU calls for accelerated implementation of Africa Agenda 2020

Lusaka, March 3, 2015 (SPS) - The Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Mr. Lamine Baali, has called on African states to speed up the implementation of the content of the interim agenda “Africa 2020” on the liberation of the continent from all forms of colonization.

Moroccan authorities deprive Sahrawi political prisoner of his right to treatment

Sale (Morocco), March 03, 2015 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupying authorities have deprived the Saharawi political prisoner, Bashir Jada, of his right to medical treatment, according to the Committee of Saharawi Political Prisoners’ Families.

Bashir was ought to conduct medical examinations outside the jail, but the prison’s administration refused to transfer him, the source said.

SADR Minister of Foreign Affairs attends inauguration of Tabaré Vázquez as president of Uruguay

 
Montevideo, March 2, 2015 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Ould Salek, attended the inauguration of Dr. Tabaré Vázquez as president of Uruguay in a ceremony held Sunday in the capital Montevideo.
 
The Saharawi minister greeted the new Uruguayan President and conveyed the gratitude of the Saharawi government and people for their continued support to the Saharawi cause and the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.
 

South African Ambassador to Algeria reiterates support to right of Saharawi people to self-determination

 
 Algiers, March 2, 2015 (SPS) The South African Ambassador to Algeria Mr. Dennis Thokozani Dolmo, reiterated Sunday his country's position in favor of the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, during a reception by the Ambassador of SADR in Algiers, Brahim Ghali.
 
 Mr. Thokozani Dolmo expressed his admiration for the determination, sacrifices and commitment of Sahrawis to their inalienable rights to freedom and independence.
 

NGO calls for release of Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed Yahya Elhafed

 
 Ait Melloul (Morocco), March 1, 2015 (SPS) The Saharawi Collective of Human Rights Defenders (CODESA) called the Moroccan authorities to immediately  release the Saharawi political prisoner, Yahya Mohamed Hafed Iaaza, and all Sahrawi defenders of human rights languishing in Moroccan prisons.
 

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