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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.

President calls for more pressure and sanctions on Moroccan occupying state

Bir Lehlou (liberated zones), Oct 16, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz deplored the recent repressive acts perpetrated on Wednesday evening against innocent people by Moroccan occupying forces in occupied El Aaiun, calling for more pressure and sanctions from the UN to stop such practices.

Western Sahara, non-self-governing territory (EU official)

Brussels, Oct 16, 2014 (SPS) - Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory, said Mr. Štefan FÜLE, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, adding “Morocco is actually an administering authority.”

Responding to a question of MEP on behalf of the European Commission, Mr Füle stressed that according to the UN attitude, Western Sahara is considered a “non-self-governing territory”, highlighting that the Kingdom of Morocco is actually “an administering authority.”

ICRC organizes interactive session with national media

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Oct 16, 2014 (SPS) - Field Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Saharawi refugee camps on Thursday morning organized an interactive meeting with the representatives of Saharawi national mass-media.

The meeting was held in collaboration with ICRC’s field office in Tunisia.

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