Saharawi Students Union organizes 3rd edition of MINURSO MANDATE

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), April 15, 2014 (SPS) - Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO) organized Monday the 3rd edition of the annual demonstration MINURSO MANDATE, aimed at calling on the Security Council to extend the UN mission in Western Sahara to include human rights and natural resources plunder’s monitoring.

Morocco has not abided by 2013 Security Council’s resolution on Western Sahara (EMHRN)

Copenhagen, April 15, 2014 (SPS) - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) has noted that since the Moroccan regime has, since 30 April 2013’s Security Council resolution extending MINURSO’s mandate, continued to violate human rights Western Sahara.

Bringing justice, peace and stability requires "firmness, strictness and clarity " from United Nations (Secretary General of Polisario Front)

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories) April 14, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, affirmed that bringing justice, peace and stability requires "firmness, strictness and clarity " from the United Nations to "impose respect of its charter and resolutions," warning that Morocco wanted the UN to abandon its "responsibility in the decolonization of Western Sahara," in a letter Monday to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki- Moon.

Amnesty International calls for MINURSO to monitor human rights in Western Sahara

Algiers, April 14, 2014 (SPS) - Amnesty International has urged the United Nations Security Council to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring.
Security Council "must extend" MINURSO's mandate, Salil Shetty, the secretary-general of Amnesty International, said in a statement released Sunday by the NGO's branch in Algeria.

Polisario Front sends urgent letter to UN Secretary-General

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories) April 14, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz  sent Monday an "urgent"  letter to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
The letter  related to the latest developments in the Western Sahara issue and the efforts of the United Nations on the decolonization of the last colony in Africa, the Western Sahara. (SPS)

NYC call for expansion of MINURSO prerogatives to include human rights monitoring

Shaheed El Hafed, April 13, 2014 (SPS) -  The Nordic Youth Council (NYC) the governments of these countries to work for  compelling Morocco to accept the expansion of the prerogatives the UN Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include the monitoring and observing of human rights, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Demonstrators in Paris call for advanced positions on Sahrawi issue

Paris (France), April 13, 2014 (SPS) - Demonstrators in the French capital, Paris, called Saturday on the France to "take advanced positions on the Saharawi issue and distance itself from the obstructing the efforts to find a  solution, during a demonstration organized by the Platform of Solidarity with the of Sahrawi People in France, in solidarity with the Sahrawi political prisoners.


COPESA condemns "insolence of King of Morocco against UN"

Lima, April 13, 2014 (SPS) The Peruvian Council of solidarity with the Saharawi people (COPESA) condemned the "insolence of the King of Morocco who threatened to solve the problem of  the Western Sahara outside the framework of the United Nations, "said the president of COPESA, Ricardo Sánchez Serra, in a statement received by SPS.

Abduction of Sahrawi political prisoners from prison of Ait Melloul

Ait Melloul (Morocco), April 13, 2014 - The Moroccan intelligence services kidnapped Saturday  Saharawi political prisoner Salek Lasairy from the prison of Ait Melloul, Morocco, and took him to an unknown destination.
His abduction, which has reached the eighth day without revealing his whereabouts, came as a punishment for arguing with a prison staff about his rights.

Western Sahara issue, a question of decolonization, says Spanish FM

Algiers, April 12, 2014 (SPS) -  Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil, declared Saturday in Algiers that Western Sahara issue is a question of  decolonization which must be handled in the framework of the United Nations.


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