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June 2011

New demonstration calls for freedom of Saharawi political prisoners

El Aiun (occupied territories), June 30, 2011 (SPS) - the occupied city of El Aiun has witnessed Saturday a peaceful protest calls for the release of  Saharawi political prisoners, detained following the dismantling of the Saharawi protest camp of Gdeim Izik by the Moroccan army on November 08,2010.

President Mohamed Abdelaziz participates in opening session of EU summit

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), June 30, 2011 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz took part, Thursday, in the opening session of the 17th ordinary conference of the African Union (AU) from 30 June to 1 July in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

EU prolongs illegal fishing pact with Morocco

Brussels, June 30, 2011 (SPS) - European governments approved a one-year extension on Wednesday of its illegal fisheries agreement with Morocco, which includes the waters of occupied western Sahara, Reuters Agency reported.

Conference of Student’s Branches is a "tangible ground" to enhance the next phase, says Prime Minister

 Smara (Refugee Camps ) June 29, 2011 (SPS)- Prime Minister and Member of National secretariat, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, considered Wednesday, The annual Conference of the Student’s Branches as a "tangible ground to draw summaries and decisions for creating the depth of the next phase".

President of Republic arrives to Equatorial Guinea

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), May 29, 2011 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, arrived Wednesday to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 17th ordinary conference of the African Union (AU)  from 30 June to 1 July.

Ban expects "progress" in talks between Polisario Front and Morocco on July

United Nations, June 29, 2011 (SPS) - The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon said Tuesday that he expects "progress" in negotiations between Polisario Front and  Morocco held on July, particularly in the human rights field.

Conclusion of work of preparatory meeting of International Conference for Solidarity with Sahrawi women in Nigeria

Abuja (Nigeria), June 28, 2011 (SPS) – The work of the preparatory meeting of the International Conference for solidarity with Sahrawi Women to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, September 27-29, with the approval of the broad outlines of the conference.

Foreign affairs ministers of Namibia, Angola call for completion of decolonization of Western Sahara

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), June 28, 2011 (SPS) - The foreign ministers of Namibia and Angola urged, in their interventions during the19th session of the UA Executive Council which opened Sunday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the African Union to exert pressure in order to accelerate the decolonization of Western Sahara.

UJS denounces Moroccan systematic torture against defenseless Saharawi civilians

Shaheed Al Hafed (refugee camps) June 27, 2011 (SPS) - The Saharawi Union of Jurists (UJS) has denounced Morocco’s systematic torture perpetuated against the defenseless Saharawi civilians in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, on the occasion of the International Day against Torture observes on June 26 each year.

AU Commission reaffirms support for referendum of self-determination in Western Sahara

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) June 27, 2011 (SPS) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Jean Ping, reaffirmed Sunday the support of the AU to the holding of a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara, in a report submitted to the 19th ordinary session of the AU Executive Council taking place in  Equatorial Guinea on June 26-27, 2011.