SADR new ambassador accredited to Namibia

Windhoek (Namibia), November 23, 2014 (SPS) - The Government of the Republic of Namibia has granted accreditation to Mr. Sadik Maalainin as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to Namibia, succeedingthe deceased, Abeid Louchaa.
 The two countries, the SADR and Namibia and the two movements, the Polisario Front and SWAPO, are linked by historical ties of solidarity and friendship and united diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level since June 1990.

Christian Organisation against Torture calls on French president to intervene to compel Morocco to fulfill its international obligations

Paris, November 23, 2014 (SPS) – The Christian Organisation Against Torture and Capital Punishment directed a petition to the French President, Francois Hollande, on the eve of the holding of the second edition of the Global Forum for Human Rights in Marrakech, Moroccan, to put pressure on Morocco to respect its international obligations and to respect human rights in particular the issues of torture and the right to a fair trial.

European Trade Union Network calls for prosecuting responsible for death of Hassen Elwali

Toulouse (France), November 23, 2014 (SPS) - The European Trade Unions Network called for an independent inquiry into the causes of the death of Saharawi political prisoner Hassena Lwali and prosecuting the perpetrators.
In a resolution adopted unanimously at a meeting held on November 15-16, in Toulouse, France, the European Network expressed its condolences to the family of Hassena Elwali, died on September 28, in the occupied city of Dakhla, and all the Saharawi people.

Polisario Front representative in Oslo received by SG of Amnesty International Norway section

Oslo, November 23, 2014 (SPS) - Polisario Front representative in Norway, Dr. Limam Khalil, held Thursday in Oslo a meeting with Secretary General of Amnesty International section of Norway, John Peder Egenaes.

African meeting on International March of Women devotes February 18th solidarity day with Saharawi women

Johannesburg (South Africa) November 22, 2014 (SPS) – The African meeting on International march of Women held Johannesburg, South Africa, November 18-19, devoted February 18th, a day of solidarity with the Sahrawi women.
 The meeting issued a motion of solidarity with the Saharawi women in their legitimate right to self-determination, as well as planting a tree by Kenyan women on this day named “liberty tree for Sahrawi women.

Human rights in Western Sahara: CNDH’s president severely questioned at European parliament

Brussels (Belgium), November 22, 2014 (SPS) - European deputies questioned Thursday the president of Morocco’s National Human Rights Council (CNDH) on the situation of human rights in the Sahrawi territories, occupied by Morocco, said a European source in Brussels.

Aminetou Haidar condemns repression and violence against Saharawi population in occupied territories

Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura), November 22, 2014 (SPS) - Saharawi activist and president of the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA),  Aminetou Haidar, condemned Friday the arbitrary arrests, torture and use of violence by Morocco against the Sahrawi population in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Envoy of President Mohamed Abdelaziz received by Mauritanian President

Nouakchott, Nov 20, 2014 (SPS) - Envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Mhmaed Khaddad, on Thursday received at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott by H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, said Mauritania news agency.

Envoy Mhamed Khaddad, also Coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), delivered a message from the Saharawi President to his Mauritanian counterpart.

University of Granada hosts awareness seminar on Western Sahara

Granada (Spain), Nov 20, 2014 (SPS) - Granada University’s Faculty of Social Sciences hosts in the period from 18 to 20 November 2014 an awareness seminar on Western Sahara under the title “woman and human rights”.

Organized by the Association of Friends of the Saharawi people in Granada, the seminar focuses on the struggle waged by Saharawi women and the violations of human rights, being committed by Morocco in occupied Western Sahara.

Government programme assessment: Parliament specialized committees make field visits

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Nov 20, 2014 (SPS) - Specialized committees of the National Council (parliament) on last week started their field visits to all provinces and institution of the state, as part of the assessment of the Government Annual Programme, approved by MPs earlier this year.


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