Western Sahara

Spanish delegation banned from visiting occupied territories of Western Sahara

El Aaiun (Occupied Teritories), September 1, 2014 (SPS) - The Moroccan authorities prevented Saturday a Spanish delegation from entering the occupied city of El Aaiun, Western Sahara.
The delegation which consisted  personalities representing the associations of solidarity with the Sahrawi people in Castilla y Leon, was led by the mayor of Zamora, Miss Rosa Valdion, from the Popular Party, reported the Spanish media europa press. 

President of Republic condemns Morocco continuous expulsions of international observers

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories), September 1, 2014 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, has denounced Moroccan’s continuous state of siege on the occupied territories of Western Sahara and policy of deterrence and expulsion against independent international observers.    

POLISARIO Front Representative in Denmark voices concerns of Saharawi side about Moroccan army recent escalation in occupied Western Sahara

Copenhagen (Denmark), August 29, 2014 –POLISARIO Representative in Denmark Mr. Abba Malainin has today held talks in the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) with Mr. Christian Juhl, member of the Danish Parliament and Foreign Affairs Spokesman of the Red-Green Alliance Party.
During the meeting, the Saharawi Representative voiced concerns of the Saharawi side about the recent Moroccan army escalation in occupied Western Sahara.

Morocco has drowned region in drugs and funded terrorists (Secretary of State for Security and Documentation)

Nairobi (Kenya), August 30, 2014 (SPS) - “Morocco has drowned the region in drugs and funded the terrorist groups” confirmed the head of the Sahrawi delegation, Ibrahim Mohamed Mahmud, secretary of state for security and documentation, during the 11th Congress of the African Committee for Security and Intelligence, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Prime Minister receives WFP’s country director in Algeria

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 28, 2014 (SPS) - Prime Minister Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar received Wednesday at his office in Chahid Al Hafed, Saharawi refugee camps, the WFP’s country director in Algeria, Mr. Pedro Figueiredo.

The meeting focused on various areas of cooperation and the projects funded by the World Food Programme for the benefit of the Sahrawi refugees.

Saharawi students urged to join People’s Liberation Army (communiqué)

Awserd (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The Participants in the 2nd Congress of the Union of Saharawi Students (UESARIO) urged Tuesday the Saharawi students to join the ranks of the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army.

At the end of the work of the Congress, the delegates called on the Saharawi students to join the Saharawi People’s Liberation Army and move towards technical roles in order to develop the action in units of military institutions and review the option of the recovery of armed struggle.

Council of Ministers hails success of work of UESARIO 2nd Congress

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The Council of Ministers has hailed the “admirable success” of work of the 2nd congress of the Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO), convened in the Wilaya of Awserd on 23-26 August 2014 under the theme “the Sahrawi students movement serves the national goals.”

Basque activists expelled from occupied El Aaiun

El Aaiun (occupied territories), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying authorities on Tuesday expelled 6 Basque activists from the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara.

The six activists are Aratz urruzmendi, Jon Sarasola, Itziar Gomez Cruzado, Nora Ayerdi and Xabier Zurutuza.

The group was arrested for hours, before being thrown out of the city towards the Moroccan city of Agadir in a taxi car.

Young Saharawi dies in landmine explosion near occupied Boujdour

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The young Saharawi Abdallahi Ahmed Al-Kharchi on Monday died in a landmine blast, which occurred in Madalchiat, 50 km east of the occupied city of Boujdour in Western Sahara, said a Saharawi media source.

Like many areas in Western Sahara under the Moroccan occupation, Madalchiat is contaminated with thousands of anti-personnel landmines, which were planted by Moroccan army during the armed war against the Saharawi people.

UESARIO 2nd Congress: international community, responsible for impasse in Western Sahara

Awserd (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The 2nd Congress of the Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO) said that the current political impasse in the UN settlement of Western Sahara is still a stain on the international community, calling on the UN to shoulder responsibility vis-à-vis the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.