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EP recommends extension of MINURSO mandate to Human Rights in Western Sahara

BRUSSELS, January 14, 2016 (SPS) .-The European Parliament reiterated its call for the extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to monitor the compliance with human rights likewise the peacekeeping missions.
In a report released Wednesday, the European Parliament expressed surprise that MINURSO remains "the only UN mission in Africa that lacks a mandate to monitor respect of human rights," which "does not allow have a mechanism for reporting violations of human rights."

Announcement of new appointments in civil and military sectors

Shaheed El Hafed, January 11, 2015 (SPS) The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, made Sunday appointments at the levels of the Walis (governors) and Saharawi People's Liberation Army, said a statement of the Presidency of the Republic.
He appointed Mohamed Yeslem Beissat, the Wali of El Aaiun, Mariem Salek Hmada, the Wali of Awserd, Salem Lebsir, the Wali of Smara, Salek Baba Hassana, the Wali of Dakhla and the Fatma Balla, the Wali of Boujdour.

US grants over $4 million to Sahrawis following bad weather in refugees camps

Algiers, 23 Nov 2015 (SPS) - The United States of America has announced to grant more than 4 million dollars to the Sahrawi people to support the humanitarian aid efforts following the floods in the Sahrawi refugee camps in the region of Tindouf, within the next three months.

Unwavering support of Polisario Front to Christopher Ross approaches, says Mohamed Abdelaziz

Bir Lahlou, 23 Nov 2015 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz reiterated Western Sahara’s support to the personal special envoy of the United Nations Secretary General, Christopher Ross, in order to facilitate the relaunch of negotiations with Morocco likely to allow the Sahrawi people’s self-determination.

A Saharawi political prisoner began a hunger strike

Rabat(Morocco), October, 21 2015 (SPS) -The Saharawi political prisoner, Mohamed Bourial has started last September 28 a hunger strike from his Moroccan prison Sale1 in protest against the deterioration of his health , said  a source from the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.
The Saharawi political prisoner, Mohamed Bourial demanded respect for their legitimate right to medical treatment, added the same source.

Moroccan authorities arrest two former Saharawi political prisoners

Occupied El Aaiun(SPS), October 21, 2015 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation authorities arrested the former two Saharawi political prisoners Mohamed Biza and Abdessalam Loumadi in the Moroccan city of Agadir, reported a source from the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.
The same source revealed that the Saharawi political prisoner Abdeslam Loumadi had been detained for over 48 hours at the police station in the same city before being released with no explanation of the reasons for his arrest.

HRW denounces Morocco’s activity suspension request

New York, 5 Sept 2015 (SPS) - Human Rights Watch (HRW), the non-governmental organization monitoring respect for human rights denounced the letter sent by the Moroccan authorities asking it to suspend activities in the Moroccan territory and in occupied Western Sahara in a statement.

PM. David Cameron urged to intervene to bring justice to Haidala (letter)

London, 05/06/2015 (SPS).- “Friends of Western Sahara”, a British NGO based in north Wales, has stressed on the urgent need to intervene before the Moroccan authorities to bring justice to Takbar Haddi, the mother of Mohamed Lamine Haidala, a young Saharawi who was killed by Moroccan settlers.

Sahrawi people determined to continue struggle until independence

Algiers, November 24, 2014 (SPS) - The Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algiers, Ibrahim Ghali underlined Sunday in Algiers the determination of the Sahrawi people to continue their struggle against the Moroccan occupying forces until they snatch freedom and independence.
Speaking at Echaab Forum, Ghali said "the Sahrawi people are ready to make huge sacrifices and continue their struggle, but are still committed to the peaceful struggle to exercise their right to self-determination, freedom and independence."

Death of Saharawi political prisoner: Angry, peaceful protests in occupied Dakhla

Dakhla (Occupied Territories), September 30, 2014 (SPS) - Angry but peaceful protests have been recorded Monday in the occupied town of Dakhla, following the announcement of the death of Saharawi political prisoner, member of the Saharawi Association Against Torture, Hasnet El-Wali, at the local military hospital, because of medical negligence.
Peaceful demonstrations have been staged in different streets of the city to condemn the crime, which further extends the list of crimes perpetrated by the Moroccan regime against Saharawi people.


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