Danish MP denounces use of torture by Morocco

Copenhagen (Denmark) 22 May, 2015 (SPS) - Danish Member of Parliament Mr. Christian juhl, the Red- Green Alliance Party, has condemned the use of torture in prisons by Morocco, following the release of the latest reports of Amnesty international and the Norwegian Aid Organisation (SAIH) on torture and human rights violations committed by the Moroccan authorities in Morocco and the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Managua Conference: Countries demand decolonisation of Western Sahara

Managua (Nicaragua) May 22, 2015 (SPS) - Many countries participating in the International Conference on Decolonization of Colonial Territories held in Managua, Nicaragua, has reiterated that the continued colonization of Western Sahara is unacceptable, calling on the United Nations for an urgent action to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

Sahrawi coordinator with MINURSO received by Spanish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs

Madrid, May 22, 2015(SPS) - Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO (the UN  Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara), member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front,  Emhamed Khedad, was received  Thursday in Madrid by Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ignacio Ibáñez.

PM demands respect for Saharawi people’s will to freedom and independence

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), May 21, 2015 (SPS) - Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar on Wednesday called for the respect for the will of the Saharawi people to freedom and independence, adding it is prerequisite for the building of Arab Maghreb.

SADR takes part at African seminar for dialogue on human rights mechanisms

Arusha (Tanzania), May 21, 2015 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) participated in the work of a seminar for African dialogue on human rights mechanisms and justice, organized by the African Institute of International Law in collaboration with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in the city of Arusha, Tanzania.

Saharawi ambassador leads African ambassadors’ delegation to outgoing Nigerian president

Abuja, May 21, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. Oubbi Bachir, on Wednesday led a delegation of African ambassadors as part of a courtesy visit to the outgoing President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking on behalf of 42 African ambassadors, Mr. Oubbi Bachir applauded the excellent cooperation and coordination shown by President Goodluck Jonathan and his government in the recent years, praising his constant keenness to make Africa at the heart of Nigeria’s foreign policy.

Ban Ki-moon excludes Morocco from the list of administering powers

Managua (Nicaragua), 20/05/2015 (SPS) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon excluded yesterday, Tuesday, Morocco from the list of the four administering Powers running the 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories remaining in the world.

Mother of Saharawi martyr Haidala gives testimony before European Parliament

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), May 20, 2015 (SPS) - At the invitation of MEP Miguel Urbán of Podemos Spanish Party, the Sahrawi citizen Takbar Haddi, mother of the martyr Mohamed Lamin Haidalla, is expected Wednesday to give testimony in a plenary session organized at the European Parliament.

The initiative comes after the visit by Ms. Mary Beta, General Secretary of Podemos Council, to the place where the Saharawi citizen is holding an open hunger strike in the Canary Islands.

Algerian Red Crescent responds to needs of Saharawi refugees

Algiers, May 20, 2015 (SPS) - The Algerian Red Crescent will soon send about 200 tons of potatoes in respond to the needs of the Saharawi refugee near Tindouf, Algeria, said on Wednesday the Algerian daily newspapers “Le Soir”.

ARC has often found itself alone to fulfill the needs of the Saharawi refugees, adding the same source.

It should be mentioned that the Saharawi Red Crescent has recently launched an appeal to donor countries to increase funds to avoid disruption of the existing stocks. (SPS)

Secretary General of Students’ Union on working visit to Cuba

Havana, May 20, 2015 (SPS) - Secretary General of the Saharawi Students’ Union (UESARIO) and Member of the Polisario Front’s National Secretariat, Mulay Mhamed Brahim Saleh, on Tuesday began a working visit to Cuba, to assess at first hand the situation of the Saharawi students currently studying in the Cuban universities.


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