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Danish Red-Green Alliance “firmly” supports Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and independence

Copenhagen, Jan 28, 2015 (SPS) - The Danish Red-Green Alliance Party has expressed “firm support” to the right of the Saharawi people to Self-determination and independence, said Tuesday MP Christian Juhl in a meeting with Mr. Abba Malainin, POLISARIO Representative to Denmark.

The Danish official voiced his party’s support to the “strict respect” of human rights in Western Sahara, calling for the need to mandate the MINURSO with human rights monitoring in occupied Western Sahara.

SADR takes part at 26th session of AU Executive Council

Addis Ababa, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation chaired by Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, takes part at the 26th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council, kicked off Monday in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

The delegation also composed of the Minister in Charge of Africa, Hamdi Beiha, the Permanent Representative to the AU, Lamine Baali, Secretary General of Women Union, Fatma Mehdi. (SPS)

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Saharawi political prisoner dies in jail

El Aaiun (occupied territories), Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi political prisoner, Abdelbagi Aliyen Antahah, on Monday died of torture inside the Moroccan Black Prison, said the Saharawi ministry of occupied territories, diaspora and rural areas.

According to the source, Abdelbagi, 22 years old, was undergoing a-year-and-a-half prison sentence, before being attacked to death by the jail’s administration.

Humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees: SRC warns against attempts to discourage donors

Algiers, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - President of the Saharawi Red Crescent (CRS), Yahia Buhobeini, warned Tuesday the international community against attempts to discourage donors in granting the aid to Sahrawi refugees after the recent release of an EU report on humanitarian aid from 2007.

ESCR Committee called to hold Morocco to account for violating Saharawis’ rights (RFK)

Washington, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has called upon the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which prepares to, to hold Morocco to account for violating the rights the people of the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara.

Cuban students express solidarity with Sahrawi people struggle

Havana (Cuba), January 27, 2015 (SPS) - Cuban Students Union voiced “unconditioned” solidarity with the just struggle of Sahrawi people, expressing commitment to continue sensitizing about the Saharawi cause.

In a meeting with the responsible of Saharawi students currently in Cuba, External Relations Secretary of the Cuban Students Union expressed commitment to continue awareness action in the country about the Saharawi cause.

Western Sahara, core issue on AU agenda (Zimbabwe Foreign Minister)

Addis Ababa, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - Zimbabwe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, on Monday underlined that Western Sahara remains “core issue” on agenda of the African Union (AU) and a “big responsibility” on its shoulders.

Speaking at the 26th ordinary session of the AU Executive Council, underway in Addis Ababa, Minister Mumbengegwi said: “the right to self-determination is a principle the African peoples and AU have fought for.”

Western Sahara: US has not changed its position, continues to support UN efforts

Algiers, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - US State Department official affirmed on Sunday, that the United States has not changed its position with regard to the conflict in Western Sahara, and still supports the UN efforts to reach a peaceful, lasting and mutually acceptable solution.

President of Republic urges UN Security Council to stop seabed oil drilling on coast of occupied Western Sahara

Birlehlu  (Liberated Territories), January 26, 2015 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, urged  the UN Security Council to stop seabed oil drilling on the coast of occupied Western Sahara, considering the drilling operation underway in Western Sahara as “a serious provocation and a real threat to peace and stability in Western Sahara and the Maghreb region,” in a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
 
Below is the full text of the letter:

Saharawi government protests coast oil drilling to United Nations

Birlehlu  (Liberated Territories), January 26, 2015 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, protesting Kosmos Energy drilling activities and urging the UN Security Council to stop seabed oil drilling on the coast of occupied Western Sahara. President Abdeaziz considered the drilling operation underway in Western Sahara as “a serious provocation and a real threat to peace and stability in Western Sahara and the Maghreb region.”

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