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African meeting on International March of Women devotes February 18th solidarity day with Saharawi women

Johannesburg (South Africa) November 22, 2014 (SPS) – The African meeting on International march of Women held Johannesburg, South Africa, November 18-19, devoted February 18th, a day of solidarity with the Sahrawi women.
 
 The meeting issued a motion of solidarity with the Saharawi women in their legitimate right to self-determination, as well as planting a tree by Kenyan women on this day named “liberty tree for Sahrawi women.
 

Aminetou Haidar condemns repression and violence against Saharawi population in occupied territories

Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura), November 22, 2014 (SPS) - Saharawi activist and president of the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA),  Aminetou Haidar, condemned Friday the arbitrary arrests, torture and use of violence by Morocco against the Sahrawi population in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
 

Envoy of President Mohamed Abdelaziz received by Mauritanian President

Nouakchott, Nov 20, 2014 (SPS) - Envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Mhmaed Khaddad, on Thursday received at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott by H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, said Mauritania news agency.

Envoy Mhamed Khaddad, also Coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), delivered a message from the Saharawi President to his Mauritanian counterpart.

University of Granada hosts awareness seminar on Western Sahara

Granada (Spain), Nov 20, 2014 (SPS) - Granada University’s Faculty of Social Sciences hosts in the period from 18 to 20 November 2014 an awareness seminar on Western Sahara under the title “woman and human rights”.

Organized by the Association of Friends of the Saharawi people in Granada, the seminar focuses on the struggle waged by Saharawi women and the violations of human rights, being committed by Morocco in occupied Western Sahara.

Government programme assessment: Parliament specialized committees make field visits

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Nov 20, 2014 (SPS) - Specialized committees of the National Council (parliament) on last week started their field visits to all provinces and institution of the state, as part of the assessment of the Government Annual Programme, approved by MPs earlier this year.

Trial of Saharawi political prisoners postponed to 10 December

El Aaiun (occupied territories), Nov 19, 2014 (SPS) - The so-called Moroccan Court of Appeal in the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, on Wednesday delayed to 10 December 2014 the trial of two Saharawi political prisoners, said a statement of CODESA.

The two prisoners are; Mahmud Al-Heisan, blogger and journalist, and Abdelkarim Bouchalga, political prisoner.

The same court delayed the trial of the group for the second time in less than 15 days.

Uruguay renews support to self-determination of Saharawi people

Montevideo, Nov 19, 2014 (SPS) - Foreign Affairs Minister of Uruguay, Dr. Luis Almagro, reiterated his country’s support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, during the presentation of a book entitled “Voice of the Wind,” said Wednesday Algerian Press Service (APS).

Mr. Almagro stated that Uruguay called, within the Human Rights Council, to incorporate the protection and monitoring of human rights in occupied Western Sahara into the prerogatives of MINURSO.

Spain can help a lot in finding peaceful solution to Western Sahara conflict, says Aminatou Haidar

Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain), Nov 19, 2014 (SPS) - Saharawi Activist and President of the Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA), Aminatou Haidar, on Tuesday told reporters that by assuming a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, Spain “could help a lot in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict of Western Sahara.”

The activist indicated that the situation of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara “is increasingly deteriorating.”

PM hails role of Interfaith Dialogue in defending Saharawi cause

Boujdour (refugee camps), Nov 18, 2014 (SPS) - Prime Minister, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, on Tuesday evening praised the role played by the Interfaith Dialogue for Peace, annually hosted by the Saharawi refugee camps, in defending the national cause at the level of international forums.

Concluding the Dialogue, the Minister expressed, on behalf of the Saharawi government, deep thanks and appreciation for the participants for bearing the burden of travel to be in the Saharawi refugee camps.

Ninth Interfaith Dialogue for Peace concludes its work

Boujdour (refugee camps), Nov 18, 2014 (SPS) - The 9th Interfaith Dialogue for Peace, held on 16-18 November under the theme “Prophet Yunus in Islam and Christianity”, on Tuesday evening concluded its work in the Wilaya of Boujdour, Saharawi refugee camps.

In a final communiqué issued at the end of the Dialogue, participants denounced Morocco’s grave violations of human rights perpetuated in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

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