CPJ urges Moroccan authorities to annul charges against Mahmud El-Haissan

New York, July 9, 2014 (SPS) - The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Moroccan authorities to drop the charges against the Saharawi journalist and blogger Mahmud El-Haissan.

“Journalists should never be subject to retaliation for coverage of sensitive topics,” said Sherif Mansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, in a statement issued Tuesday, calling on the Moroccan authorities to “immediately” release the Saharawi journalist Mahmud El-Haissan.

Danish MP worried for tens of Saharawi journalists having detained by Moroccan authorities

Copenhagen, July 9, 2014 (SPS) - Spokesman of the Red-Green Alliance Party in the Danish Parliament, MP Christian Juhl, has expressed “profound worry” for tens of Saharawi activists, journalists and protestors having detained by Moroccan authorities without a court order following peaceful protests calling for the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination, held on 30th June 2014 in El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara.

Saharawi young people’s situation in occupied territories is “alarming”, says UJSARIO

Geneva, July 9, 2014 (SPS) - Secretary General of the Union of Youth of Sagia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (UJSARIO) Mr. Zain Mohamed Sid Ahmed underlined in Geneva that the situation of the Saharawi young people in the occupied territories and the Sahrawi refugee camps is “alarming.”

Polisario Front condemns arrest of Saharawi blogger

Bir Lehlou (liberated territories), July 8, 2014 (SPS) - Polisario Front has condemned the arrest of the Saharawi journalist and blogger, Mahmud El-Haissan, describing the move as an attempt to silence the Saharawi people and deprive them of their basic rights, in a territory under UN responsibility, whose people still waiting to exercise their right to self-determination.

Action to boycott Azura brand tomatoes launched at Auchan stores in Bagnolet

Shaheed Hafed, July 7, 2014 (SPS) -  As a sign of French solidarity with the Saharawi people, an  action to boycott Azura brand tomatoes originated from Western Sahara and not from Morocco as indicated on the label, was launched at Auchan stores in Bagnolet to alert the French public about the seriousness of plundering of the natural resources of Western Sahara by Morocco.

UPES condemns arrest of TVRASD correspondent in occupied El Aaiun

Shaheed Hafed, July 6, 2014 (SPS) - The union of Saharawi Journalists and Writers (UPES in Spanish) condemned "forcefully" the arrest on Friday of Saharawi journalist and TVRASD correspondent Mahmoud Lhaisan by the Moroccan police in the occupied city of El Aaiun, in a statement.
It described the arrest as "unfair and unacceptable" and held the Moroccan authorities responsible for the consequences that may result.

Adala UK calls for action against arbitrary detention following large peaceful demonstration in occupied El Aiun

London, July 6, 2014 (SPS) -  Adala UK, Justice & Human Rights for Western Sahara, has called for an action against arbitrary detention following a large peaceful demonstration in the occupied city of El Aiun, Western Sahara, in a statement on its website.
Adala UK  confirmed that dozens of activists, demonstrators and journalists have been detained without arrest warrants following peaceful demonstrations on 30th June 2014 in El Aiun. Many more are at risk of arbitrary detention.

AdalaUK: Journalist jailed by a Moroccan court for reporting on emonstrations in Western Sahara must be freed

London, July 6, 2014 (SPS) - Three days before he was detained, Mohmod Lhaisan delivered a live report on RASDTV (Saharawi television) which showed the excessive violence used by the Moroccan authorities against peaceable Saharawi demonstrators.

Sahrawi cause, "strongly" present on international and continental front

Shaheed Hafed (Refugee Camp)- Sahrawi President, Mohamed Abdelaziz affirmed that the Sahrawi cause has being "strongly" present on the international and continental front.

NUSW Secretary General received at Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico

Mexico, July 5,  2014 (SPS) - General Secretary of the National Union of Saharawi Women (NUSW), member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Ms. Fatma Mehdi, received on Wednesday along with   SADR Ambassador in Mexico Moulay Ahmed, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.


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