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WSRW condemns illegal fishing of Japanese vessels in Saharawi territorial waters

Oslo, October 19, 2014 (SPS) - The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has condemned the illegal fishing of three Japanese vessels in the Saharawi territorial waters, asking the Japanese government to intervene to end the fishing in which they have been engaged, in a letter Friday to the Japanese government.
 

HRW calls on UN to expand MINURSO mandate to include human rights

Algiers, October 19, 2014 (SPS) -  The international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the United Nations to extend the mandate of MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to include humans rights monitoring in occupied Sahrawi territories  and Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria, said HRW’s report released Saturday in Algiers.
 

Saharawi delegation meets with President of Committee on Women's Issues in EP

Brussels, October 18, 2014 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation composed of Shaba Saini, Member of the National Parliament, and Mohamed Sidati, Minister of State for Europe, met with Mrs. Iratxe García Pérez, President of the Committee on Women's Issues at the European Parliament.

The meeting addressed the suffering endured by the Saharawi people in the occupied territories of Western Sahara due to the grave human rights violations perpetuated by Moroccan occupying authorities.

Independence of Saharawi people, second item on agenda of Venezuela at UNSC

Caracas, October 18, 2014 (SPS) - The independence of the Saharawi people will appear on the agenda of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela when it takes its post as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on January 1, 2015, according to a report of “the Universal”.
 
 Venezuela should establish positions on 10 themes, including the independence of the Saharawi people and the recognition of Palestine as a state.
 

CGTP-IN supports legitimate struggle of Saharawi people

 Lisbon (Portugal), October 18, 2014 (SPS) - The Secretary General of the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers-National Inter Trade Union (CGTP-IN), Mr. Armenio Carlos, expressed support and solidarity with the struggle of the Saharawi people, during a meeting Friday with the Polisario Front representative in Lisbon, Ahmed Fal Mhamed.
 

POLISARIO Representative received at Danish Institute for Human Rights

Copenhagen, Oct 18, 2014 (SPS) - POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin on Friday held talks with Ms. Elin Wrzoncki, Senior Advisor for human rights and business at Danish Institute for Human Rights.

Morocco called to respect basic rights of Saharawi political prisoner (Adala UK)

London, Oct 17, 2014 (SPS) - Adala UK has requested, once again, the international community to put pressure the Kingdom of Morocco to respect the basic rights of the Saharawi political prisoners, calling for providing the necessary medical assistance.

The Saharawi political prisoner Elmojahid Mayara, now languishing in the Lakhal Prison in the occupied city of El Aaiun, entered an open hunger strike on October 14, 2014.

US ONG urgently calls for human rights monitoring in occupied Western Sahara

Washington, Oct 17, 2014 (SPS) - The US-Western Sahara Foundation has sent an urgent call for the international community to monitor the human rights situation in Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco.

In a statement issued by the Foundation, Chairman Suzanne Scholte repeated her call on the international community to “urgently act” to end the unjustified violence against defenseless civilians in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Saharawi Government satisfied with ECJ’s judgment regarding exploitation of Saharawi natural resources

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Oct 17, 2014 (SPS) - The Saharawi Coordinator with the MINURSO Mr. Mhamed Khaddad has expressed the satisfaction of the Polisario Front and the Saharawi government with the verdict taken by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Monday vis-à-vis the illegality of the exploitation of Western Sahara natural resources.

Five new non-permanent members elected to Security Council

New York, Oct 16, 2014 (SPS) - The 193 Members States of the General Assembly of the UN on Thursday elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015.

The five countries will join the 5 permanent members, US, Russia, France, China and UK and the 5 other non-permanent members, Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria.

They will replace Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, South Korea and Rwanda.

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