Polisario Front to reconsider cooperation with MINURSO if it abandons goal of its mission, says Khadad

New York, April 24, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi Coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M'hamed Khaddad said that the Polisario Front will reconsider its cooperation with MINURSO in case it will not fill its primary mission of holding a free, fair and impartial referendum in Western Sahara.

Algeria, Mexico for self-determination of Sahrawi people

Algiers, April 24, 2015 (SPS) -Algeria and Mexico reaffirmed their support for a "just" and "lasting" solution to the Sahrawi issue which will provide for the self-determination of the Saharawi people, said a joint statement released Wednesday after Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations José Antonio Meade Kuribreña's working visit to Algeria.

Viggo Mortensen, Oona Chaplin and Ariadna Gil to attend FiSahara 2015

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), April 23, 2015 (SPS) - Film stars Viggo Mortensen, Oona Chaplin and Ariadna Gil will be among hundreds of actors, directors and international visitors who will participate at 12th edition of the International Film Festival in Western Sahara, known as FiSahara, said organizers.

Among those who will present also the global human rights figure, Nora de Cortiñas, president of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo of Argentina.

Denmark says MINURSO mandate should include human rights

Copenhagen, April 23, 2015 (SPS) - The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, said his government’s point of view is that MINURSO mandate should include human rights, voicing support to the UN significant efforts to find solution to the conflict of Western Sahara.

New Namibian President renews solidarity with Saharawi people

Wondhoek, April 23, 2015 (SPS) - The new president-elect of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, has reiterated solidarity with the people of Western Sahara and Palestine, stressing the need to ensure their freedom from oppression.

Algeria, Mexico support self-determination of Saharawi people

Algiers, April 23, 2015 (SPS) - Algeria and Mexico on Wednesday reiterated support to a “just and durable” solution to the question of Western Sahara providing for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

POLISARIO will review cooperation with MINURSO if giving up its primary mandate, confirms Khaddad

New York, April 22, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi Coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Mr. Mhamed Khadad, on Wednesday declared that the Polisario Front would review its cooperation with the MINURSO, if the latter gives up its primary mandate in organizing a free and fair referendum in Western Sahara.

Speaking to Reuters, the Saharawi official said that the Frente Polisario “cannot accept that MINURSO is acting in the territory as if it was Moroccan territory.”

Moroccan occupying authorities arrest Saharawi activist Ahmed Nasiri

El Aaiún (occupied territories), April 22, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi human rights activist Ahmed Nasiri and several members of his family were arrested Tuesday at a checkpoint in the city of Tantan (Morocco), in his way back to the city of Agadir where he underwent surgery on his nose.

On 17 April this year, the Saharawi activist was attacked by Moroccan policemen after his participating in a peaceful demonstration in the occupied city of Smara (Western Sahara) to call for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination. (SPS)

Algeria, Rwanda reiterate support to Saharawi people’s right to self-determination

Algiers, April 22, 2015 (SPS) - Algeria and Rwanda expressed Wednesday their support to United Nations’ efforts to reach a just and lasting political settlement, based on Western Sahara people’s “inalienable” right to self-determination through a “free, honest and impartial referendum.”

17 French ONGs urges Hollande to support respect for human rights in Western Sahara

Paris, April 22, 2015 (SPS) - Seventeen French non-governmental organizations has called on President Francois Hollande to work so that the monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara is included in the mandate of MINURSO, like other UN peacekeeping missions in the world.

In an open letter to French President, the ONGs said the peaceful demonstrations organized by Saharawi population “are violently repressed,” adding that many Saharawi activists are being arrested and convicted in unfair trials.


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