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September 2012

Algerian People’s Assembly organizes training session for Saharawi parliament members and offices

Algiers, Sept 30, 2012 (SPS) - The Algerian People's National Assembly launched Sunday at headquarters of the Assembly’s administrative department training session for the benefit of members and offices of the Saharawi National Council (Parliament), according to a stamen issued Sunday.

Moroccan occupying forces repress peaceful demonstration in occupied Smara

Smara (occupied territories), Sept 30, 2012 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupying forces violently intervened Saturday against Saharawi demonstrations, who peacefully denounced the recent political arrests as well as unfair trails and arbitrary charges in the case of 14 Saharawi prisoners, informed Saharawi rights source.

The demonstrators raised flag of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic and chanted slogans calling for the respect to human rights in Western Sahara and right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

CIHRS for establishment of human rights component within MINURSO

Cairo, Sept 30, 2012 (SPS) - The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) has urged Morocco to accept the recommendation calling for the establishment of a human rights component to the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), expressing concern regarding the grave violations continued to be committed by Moroccan state against the Saharawi people.

Saharawi people deserve independence (French Official)

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Sept 30, 2012 (SPS) - The French MP and Mayor of Tomblaine Mr. Hervé Feron, who leads a delegation to the Saharawi refugee camps, said Saturday that the Saharawi people “deserve the independence”, in statements to the press at the end of a 24-hour visit.

President of Republic receives French delegation

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Sept 30, 2012 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, received Saturday a French delegation led by the Mayor of Tomblaine Mr. Mr Hervé Feron, at the end of a working visit to the Saharawi refugee camps.

The meeting focused on the latest developments concerning Western Sahara question and France’s position on human rights and self-determination of the Saharawi people.

Mauritania for UN efforts in Western Sahara

New York, Sept 29, 2012 (SPS) - The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mauritania, Mr. Hamady Ould Hamady, emphasized Saturday his country’s support to the efforts being made by UN the Secretary-General to find a lasting and mutually agreed upon solution in Western Sahara, speaking at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.

Foreign Minister holds talks with heads of state and delegations at UN General Assembly

New York, Sept 29, 2012 (SPS) - The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, has held a high number of meetings with heads of states and delegations attending the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, informed a statement issued Saturday by the Saharawi Foreign Ministry.

Mozambique concerned over delays in conducting referendum in Western Sahara

New York, Sept 29, 2012 (SPS) - The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mozambique, Mr. Oldemiro Marques Balói, expressed Saturday his country’s deep concern over the delays in conducting the self-determination referendum agreed by all parties to Western Sahara conflict, Morocco and Polisario Front, under United Nations auspices.

“The delays in conducting the referendum agreed by all parties under United Nations auspices were baffling,” stated Mr. Balói.

Uruguay at UN: any solution to Western Sahara question should respect will and rights of Saharawi people

New York, Sept 29, 2012 (SPS) - The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uruguay Mr. Luis Almagro said Saturday that any solution to the Western Sahara issue should be based on the international law and resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council, as well as respecting human rights and will of the Saharawi people, in a speech at 67th session of UN General Assembly.

Algeria hopes that Saharawi people would be able to exercise self-determination

New York, Sept 29, 2012 (SPS) - Algeria has expressed hope that the people of Western Sahara would be able to exercise their right to self-determination.

Speaking during the 67th session of the UN General Assembly on Saturday, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria Mr. Mourad Medelci urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to act “in good faith” and launch formal talks to reach a just solution to the conflict of Western Sahara in accordance with international legitimacy. (SPS)

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