International Student Movement for the United Nations expresses its serious concern on the ongoing occupation of Western Sahara

Geneva, June 30, 2015 (SPS) - the International Student Movement for the United Nations expressed on Monday its serious concern on the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, in an intervention on its behalf made by the President of the Sahrawi Association of Women in France, Ms.Laala Yahdih before the plenary session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

Sahrawi Women Association in France takes part in a multicultural day

Rosny sur Seine(France), June 30, 2015 (SPS) - On Sunday, Sahrawi Women Association in France took part in a multicultural day, organized in the city of Rosny sur Seine, French.
Members of the Sahrawi Association attended the cultural events of Women in France, along with the mayor of the city accompanied by parliamentary figures.

US Department of State denounces human rights violations by Morocco in Western Sahara

Washington, 29 June 2015 (SPS) - US Department of State denounced, in its annual report 2014 on the situation of human rights in the world, the serious violations of human rights perpetrated by the Moroccan occupying forces in Western Sahara.
The report published recently broaches the intimidation experienced by the Sahrawi human rights activists claiming the right to self-determination, the persistence of arbitrary arrests in defiance of the law and the repression of freedom of expression by the Moroccan occupying authorities.

Polisario Front becomes party to Geneva Conventions, launches solemn appeal to companies operating in Western Sahara

Berne, June 27, 2015 (SPS) -  The Polisario Front, through an approach with the Swiss Federal Council, as the depositary of the Geneva Conventions, declared that it is "committed to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocol I in the conflict between it and the Kingdom of Morocco," according to a statement by Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO Mhamed Khaddad.

“Holidays in peace” program: First group of Saharawi children arrives in Andalusia

 Sevilla (Spain), June 28, 2015 (SPS) - A group of 160, out of a total of 1,300, Saharawi children arrived Friday at Malaga airport (Andalusia) to spend their summer holidays with the Andalusian families, as part of "Holidays in Peace" program.
 The group was received by in Andalusia by the representatives of the associations along with the delegation of Polisario Front in the region.

Saharawi political prisoner sentenced to 8 months in prison

 El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), June 28, 2015 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation court in the occupied city of El Aaiun sentenced the Saharawi political prisoner Ghali Zigham to eight months in prison, according to a source of the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.
 The Saharawi political prisoner entered courtroom chanting slogans calling for self-determination and independence for the Sahrawi people before the Moroccan police silenced him by force.

Humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees: Algeria's contribution "invaluable"

Algiers, 28 June 2015 (SPS) - LGIERS- Algeria's contribution in terms of humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees is "invaluable," said the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Algiers, Hamdi Bukhari.
"We have witnessed Algeria's very substantial contribution in terms of humanitarian aid to this population. This shows Algeria's commitment towards refugees," Bukhari told APS.

SADR grants exploration rights to mining companies

Birlehlu (Liberated Zones), 27 June 2015 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is currently in talks with three mining companies- Russian, Polish and Spanish – on granting them exploration rights on the liberated Sahrawi zones, according to Africa Intelligence. 
The talks are being conducted on the Sahrawi side by the Petroleum and Mining Authorities (PMA) following SADR’s decision a few months ago to manage mining resources in the liberated zones.

US Department of State: Moroccan security forces engaged in torture, beatings, and other mistreatment of Sahrawi detainees

Washington, 27 June 2015 (SPS) – The US Department of State confirmed in its report on human rights for 2014 that credible reports indicated that the Moroccan security forces engaged in torture, beatings, and other mistreatment of Sahrawi detainees in both political cases and ordinary criminal cases.

UN Human Rights Council : The Saharawi delegation organize a workshop on human rights

Geneva, 06/26/2015 (SPS) .- The delegation attending the works of the 29th session of the United Nations Council for Human Rights organized a workshop on human rights in Western Sahara where the mother Sahrawi Takbar Haddi briefed on the circumstances of the assassination of his son Mohamed Lamine Haidala.

Ms. Haddi asked to pressure Morocco to get him to respond to her legitimate claims to know the truth surrounding the murder of his son and punishment of the culprits.


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