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Diplomat Abba Malainin discusses Saharawi human rights with Amnesty International officials

Copenhagen (Denmark) Oct 23, 2014 (SPS) - POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin, on Thursday held talks with Mr. Joakim Lundström, Political Advisor and Team leader Policy at Amnesty International - Denmark branch.

The meeting was an opportunity to the Saharawi Diplomat to unveil Morocco’s ongoing brutal and systematic violations against the Saharawi’s political, social and economical rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Italian Senate adopts two motions of support to Western Sahara

Rome, Oct 23, 2014 (SPS) - Two motions of support for the Saharawi cause were adopted by the Upper House of the Italian Republic, according to the resolutions published in Rome by the institution.

Both motions commit the Italian government to “activating” internationally so as the mandate of MINURSO will be updated on the basis of the most recent similar models approved by the Security Council, including in particular the specific tasks in the area of human rights, say the resolutions of which APS obtained a copy Thursday.

CODESA meets representatives of US Embassy in Rabat

El Aaiún (occupied territories), Oct 23, 2014 (SPS) - A delegation of the Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA) on Wednesday evening held talks in El Aaiún, capital of Western Sahara, with the Political Adviser and his deputy at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat.

The 45-minute discussion focused on the terrible situation of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, said a statement of CODESA.

Slovenia renews support to self-determination of Saharawi people

Ljubljana, Oct 23, 2014 (SPS) - Chairman of the Slovenian Parliament’s External Relations Committee, Jozef Horvat, reaffirmed his country’s support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, voicing support to UN-led mediation to find a peaceful solution to the conflict if Western Sahara.

Murcia University organizes days of solidarity with Saharawi people

Murcia (Spain), Oct 22, 2014 (SPS) - Polisario Front Representation in collaboration with the University of Murcia will organize the 3rd edition of the days of solidarity with the Saharawi people, in the period from 28 until 31 October 2014.

In the aim to ensure the success of the programme of political and cultural activities of the scheduled for the event, Saharawi Representative to Murcia, Mohamed Labat Mustafa, met with Mr. Bernardo Cáscales Salinas, Vice-president of Murcia University in charge of International Coordination.

POLISARIO Representative received at Danish Social Democratic Party

Copenhagen, Oct 22, 2014 (SPS) - POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin, on Wednesday received at the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party of Denmark by Mr. Simon Redder, International Secretary and International Consultant.

The meeting focused on the stalemate of the UN peace process placed by Morocco to protract the resolution of the conflict in the last remaining colony in Africa, Western Sahara,

Saharawi territories are contaminated with more than 5 million anti-personnel mines (ambassador)

Algiers, Oct 21, 2014 (SPS) - Occupied Saharawi territories are contaminated with more than 5 million anti-personnel mines, planted by Moroccan occupying regime, said Tuesday in Algiers Mr. Brahim Ghali, Ambassador of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) in Algiers.

Human Rights Council strengthened by strong supporters of Saharawi people

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Oct 22, 2014 (SPS) - Human Right Council of the United Nations has been strengthened by new Member States, who are staunch supporters and advocates for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and freedom.

The Council, in this respect, on Tuesday elected Nigeria, Botswana, El Salvador, Ghana and Bolivia, which are countries recognizing the Saharawi Republic (SADR) and maintains diplomatic relations with it.

Culture Ministry examines final preparation for ARTifariti 2014

Seville (Andalusia, Spain), Oct 21, 2014 (SPS) - Minister of Culture Ms. Khadija Hamdi on Monday met with organizers of the 8th edition of the International Arts and Human Rights Encounters in the Western Sahara (known as; ARTifariti), to be held from 1 until 8 November 2014 in the Wilaya of Boujdour.

Attended by ARTifariti Director, Fernando Peraita, and the Saharawi Representative Mr. Abidin Buchraya, the meeting was devoted to examine the final preparation for the event.

RFK Center concerned over death of Saharawi political prisoner

Washington DC, Oct 21, 2014 (SPS) - Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has expressed concern over the death and unauthorized burial of the Saharawi political prisoner, Hassana El-Ouali, while in custody.

In a statement issued on October 15, RFK Center President, Kerry kennedy, said the preventing the family to claim Hassana’s remains only makes the Moroccan violation of human rights “more abhorrent.”

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