January 2013

“Signing of new EU- Morocco Fisheries agreement that includes occupied Western Sahara will be flagrant violation of international law” says Khaddad

Copenhagen (Denmark) January 30, 2013- Member of  the National Secretariat of  the POLISARIO Front and Coordinator of the (MINURSO), Mr. Mhamed Khaddad,said that “Signing a new EU- Morocco Fisheries agreement that includes occupied Western Sahara will be flagrant violation of international law”

The Autonomous Government of Murcia reiterates its commitment to the Sahrawi refugees

Murcia (Spain), January 30, 2012 (SPS) The Director General of Social Affairs, Equality and Immigration from the Autonomous Government of Murcia, Leopoldo Navarro Guéliz Tuesday reiterated the Government's commitment in the region to continue humanitarian aid to the Sahrawi refugees, following a meeting with the representative of the Polisario Front in Murcia, Mohammed Moustafa Labat.

President of South Sudan called on Morocco to recognize SADR.

Addis Ababa, January 30, 2013 (SPS) the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, called on the Kingdom of Morocco to recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to end the conflict in Western Sahara, stressing that his country gained independence through a referendum of self-determination.

Christopher Ross heads to Moscow after talks in Washington

 New York (UN) January30, 2013 – The United Nations envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross, is on his way to the Russian capital, Moscow, as part of consultations designed to build international support for the negotiations aimed at resolving the long-running conflict.

President of Republic likens trial of Gdeim Izik prisoners to apartheid regime

Addis  Ababa (Ethiopia) January29,2013(SPS) - President of the  Saharawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR), Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz told African Union (AU) heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa that the trial of Saharawi prisoners in the Gdeim Izik case was similar to apartheid in South Africa.

Justice and peace will not be established, as long the Saharawis deprived of their legitimate rights, says SADR President

Addis Ababa, Jan 28, 2013 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the POLISARIO Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz said Sunday justice and peace will not be established in Africa and the world, as long as the Saharawi people deprived of their legitimate rights”, in his speech before the 20th ordinary session of AU Heads of State and Government during the discussion of peace and security report.

AU Council of Ministers approves resolution on self-determination referendum in Western Sahara

Addis Ababa, Jan 28, 2013 (SPS) - The African Union Council of Ministers has unanimously has approved a resolution asking AU Commission to take “all measures” in order to organize a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara, the AU agency said Sunday in Addis Ababa.

The resolution comes after a broad discussion by the AU Council of Ministers on the conflicts in Africa, including Western Sahara, based on the regulations of the Organization of African Unity and United Nations.

Rally in Paris to demand release of Saharawi political prisoners

Paris, Jan 27, 2013 (SPS) - Hundreds of people, of which Sahrawi activists and representatives of the French civil society, gathered Saturday in the Trocadero square in Paris, capital of France, to “demand” the release of Saharawi political prisoners incarcerated in Moroccan jails.

Campaign across Britain to aware about trial of Gdeim Izik prisoners

London, Jan 27, 2013 (SPS) - Office of the POLISARIO Representation to London has launched a campaign across Britain to aware about the military trial of Gdeim Izik detainees at Morocco’s Sale Court, scheduled for February 1st, according to POLISARIO representative to London Mr. Mohamed Limam Ali.

European MPs demand Ashton’s intervention to stop military trial of Saharawi prisoners

Brussels, Jan 27, 2013 (SPS) - Twenty-nine European deputies have urged the EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton to immediately intervene to stop Morocco’s decision to bring 24 Saharawi political prisoners, known as Gdeim Izik group, to a military trial on February 1st, in a letter sent Friday evening.


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