Western Sahara

Amnesty International: Moroccan authorities must lift restrictions on human rights groups

London, November 28, 2014 (SPS) – Amnesty international emphasized that the Moroccan authorities must lift restrictions on human rights groups as World Human Rights Forum opens, in a statement Wednesday.
“Restrictions by the Moroccan authorities on human rights organizations including Amnesty International have continued unabated despite the upcoming World Human Rights Forum being organized in Marrakech on 27-30 November,” said the international organization of human rights in its statement.  

Sahrawi Prime Minister welcomes Algeria position regarding Saharawi cause

Shaheed Elhafed (Refugee Camp) - Saharawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar on Thursday welcomed in Shaheed Elhafed, the Sahrawi refugee camp, the consistent position of Algeria, its people and government, with regard to the just cause of Western Sahara.
During his meeting with an Algerian parliamentary delegation chaired by the representative of the Algerian community, Djamel Bouras, the Saharawi Premier stressed that the Saharawi government is proud of the unanimous support of the Algerian parliament to the Saharawi people and its just cause.

Sahrawi delegation partakes in AU Annual Humanitarian Conference

Nairobi (Kenya), November 28, 2014 (SPS) - A Sahrawi delegation is taking part in the Annual Humanitarian Conference of the African Union held November 27-29, in Nairobi, Kenya, alongside delegations of member states in addition to representatives of world humanitarian organizations.
The Sahrawi delegation includes Chairperson of Sahrawi Red Crescent Mr. Buhebainy Yahya, Ambassador to Ethiopia Mr. Lamine Baaly, and Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Bah Elmud.

MEPs support human rights organizations boycotting 2nd World Human Rights Forum in Marrakech

Strasbourg, 28 November 2014 (SPS) – Members of the European Parliament has expressed their support to the human rights organizations boycotting the 2nd World Human Rights Forum held in Marrakech, Morocco, in a statement Wednesday.
“We, the undersigned, stand by those human rights organisations that are boycotting the event, such as AMDH and the Moroccan League for Human Rights, and Sahrawi NGOs for human rights,” said the statement.

Algerian Lower House to partake in festivities celebrating 39th anniversary of creation of Saharawi national Assembly

Algiers, November 28, 2014 (SPS) -A delegation of the Algerian National People's Assembly (Lower House) will partake as from Thursday at the Saharawi liberated territories, in the festivities celebrating the 39th anniversary of the creation of the Saharawi National Assembly of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

Speaker of Sahrawi National Assembly stresses his institution’s role in supporting Sahrawi issue

Boujdour (Refugee Camps), November 28, 2014 (SPS) - Speaker of the Sahrawi National Assembly Khatri Addouh underlined Wednesday in the refugee camps of Boujdour that his institution has gained, during four decades, a “great experience in defending the cause of the Sahrawi people.”

Algerian parliamentary delegation visits Saharawi refugee camps

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Nov 27, 2014 (SPS) - Algerian parliamentary delegation on Thursday arrived in the Saharawi refugee camps, as part of a four-day visit of solidarity with the Saharawi people.

According to a statement disseminated by Saharawi Parliament, the Algerian delegation will participate at the celebrations marking the 39th anniversary of the establishment of the Saharawi National Council.

The two sides will organize a joint session in order to exchange ideas and experiences.

Moroccan authorities detain French activist

Marrakech (Morocco), Nov 27, 2014 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying authorities on Wednesday detained for two hours Ms. Joëlle Toutain, French activist and friend of the Saharawi people, at Marrakech Airport, said the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

The French national was intending to take part at the 2nd annual World Human Rights Forum, kicked off Thursday in the city of Marrakech, Morocco.

President of Republic felicitates Mauritania on Independence Day

Bir Lehlou (liberated zones), Nov 27, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente Polisario, Mohamed Abdelaziz, on Thursday sent a letter of congratulation to the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, on the 54th anniversary of the independence of his country.

US support efforts of UN envoy for Western Sahara

Algiers, Nov 26, 2014 (SPS) - The United States supports “fully” the UN’s efforts, led by Christopher Ross, to achieve a “peaceful and mutually acceptable solution” to the Western Sahara conflict, said Wednesday the US ambassador to Algiers, Ms. Joan A. Polaschik.


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