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June 2012

International Art Encounters in Western Sahara Liberated Territories on Oct 20-Nov 3, 2012

Madrid, June 30, 2012 (SPS) - The next edition of the International Art Encounters in the Western Sahara Liberated Territories, known as ARTifariti, presented Friday at Sofía’s Queen Museum in Madrid, in the presence of Spanish intellectuals and interested in culture and art.

President of Spanish Human Rights Association launches awareness campaign on historic responsibility of Spain in Western Sahara

Madrid, June 29, 2012 (SPS) - President of the Spanish Association of Human Rights, Mr. José Antonio Gimbernat, has launched along with organization, intellectuals and university professors a campaign to aware about the historic responsibility of Spain in Western Sahara.

Mr. Gimbernat made contacts on Wednesday and Thursday with all Spanish political parties representing to the parliament. In addition, he sent a written letters to a number of Spanish figures, including the President of the Government Mr. Mariano Rajoy.

United Nations approves US$60.8 million budget to finance MINURSO

New York, June 29, 2012 (SPS) - The United Nations General Assembly has approved a budget of US$60.8 million to finance the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO, for the period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.

The budget includes US$58.2 million for the maintenance of MINURSO and US$2.4 million for the support account for peacekeeping operations, and US$131,700 dollars for the United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi, in Italy.

Occupation court postpones trail of Saharawi students imprisoned in Salé

Rabat, June 29, 2012 (SPS) - The court of Moroccan occupation delayed Thursday, for the third consecutive time, trail of the Saharawi students incarcerated in the Moroccan prison of Salé since 16 April 2011 to forthcoming July 12, informed Saharawi human rights sources.

The students are Brahim Shleih, Lehbib Mansour, Ahmed Ayoub, Mohamed Barak, Slima Masaa and Abeilil Said.

Headquarters of the court was surrounded by various security agencies and intelligence agents.

Seventh congress of UGTSARIO to be held next October 21-23

Shaheed Al Hafed (refugee camps), June 29, 2012 (SPS) - The seventh congress of the Saharawi Workers Union (UGTSARIO) will be held from 21 to 23 October 2012 in February 27th School under the motto: “resistance, steadfastness and development”, bearing the name of the Saharawi martyr Said Sid Ahmed Dambar, according to a statement concluded the first meeting of its preparatory committee on Thursday.

South Africa reiterates its support to solution devotes Saharawi people’s right to self-determination

  Midrand (South Africa) June28,2012(SPS) the president of South Africa and ANC President Jacob Zuma, Tuesday, reiterated   South African position in supporting a solution to the Saharawi conflict which allowing the Saharawi people to practice their inalienable right to self-determination

31 Saharawi NGOs call on EU to exclude Western Sahara from any trade agreement with Morocco

Shaheed El Hafed ( Refugee Camps), June 27, 2012 (SPS) - 31 Saharawi NGOs represent the civil society called on the EU to respect international law by excluding the occupied territories from any future trade agreement with Morocco.
 
“In all future trade deals between the EU and Morocco, we would urge that the territory of Western Sahara is clearly and explicitly excluded.”, wrote the 31 NGOs In their letter to European Commissioner for Trade,  Karel De Gucht dated 26 June 2012, the 31 NGOs
 

President of Republic concludes official visit to Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, June 26, 2012 (SPS) – the president of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Monday, concluded a two-day official visit to the United Republic of Tanzania at invitation of the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.
 The president was seen off At the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport, by his host, President Kikwete, Honourable Ministers and other senior Government officials of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.

SADR and Tanzania call upon AU, UN and the international community to take their responsibilities to find a peaceful resolution to conflict of Western Sahara sooner and not later.

Dar es Salaam, June 26, 2012 (SPS) –the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the United Republic of Tanzania, Monday, called upon, the AU, the UN and the international community, as a whole, to take their responsibilities in ensuring that a peaceful resolution to the conflict is found sooner and not later, In a joint communiqué issued at the end of the official visit by the President of the Republic Mohamed Abdelaziz to Tanzania.

“Tanzania’s position on the issue of Western Sahara’s independence is a matter of principle.” Says President of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, June 26, 2012 (SPS) – President of the united Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Monday, said that “Tanzania’s position on the issue of Western Sahara’s independence is a matter of principle.”