July 2017

Trial of Gdiem Izik Group clear example of judicial system failings in Kingdom of Morocco (Adala U.K.)

“The trial of the Gdiem Izik Group of Saharawi political prisoners is a clear example of the failings of the judicial system in the Kingdom of Morocco; a system that is neither just nor independent

Posted on July 22, 2017

The long sentences imposed on each of the political prisoners reflects the practice of the Moroccan authorities to continually ignore national and international legislation.

Amnesty International calls on Moroccan judicial authorities to guarantee fair trial to all Sahrawi prisoners

London (U.K.), July 22, 2017 (SPS) - Amnesty International called on the Moroccan judicial authorities to guarantee a fair trial to all Sahrawi political prisoners and to avoid any exceedings (torture or ill-treatment) throughout the trial.

Sahrawi Republic attends 38th Sandinista Revolution anniversary celebration at in Peru

Lima (Peru), 20 July 2017 (SPS) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO in Peru, Mr. Khadija Al-Mujtar, participated with the diplomatic corps accredited to Peru in the commemorative celebrations of the 38th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, hosted by the Embassy of Nicaragua in Peru.


Establishment of a Nicaraguan parliamentary committee to support Saharawi people

Nicaragua, July 20و 2017 (SPS) - The Nicaraguan Parliamentary Group of Solidarity with the Saharawi People established Wednesday at the Nicaraguan Parliament headquarters in Managua, in the presence of the President of the Sahrawi National Council Khatri Adouh..

Sahrawi ambassador to Algiers denounces prison sentences against Gdeim Izik group

Algiers, July 20, 2017 (SPS)  - Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algeria Bachraya Hamoudi Bayoune denounces the heavy prison sentences handed down Wednesday against the political prisoners of Gdeim Izik.

These prison sentences were predictable, considering the political nature of the trial, which concerns detainees defending a just cause and claiming their rights to freedom and independence, he said.

Italian Deputy Stefano Vaccari condemns illegal sentences against Gdeim Izik's group

Rome (Italy), July 19, 2017 (SPS) - The outstanding member of Parliament of Italy and president of the Parliamentary Group of Solidarity with the Saharawi People, Stefano Vaccari, condemned the illegal and arbitrary  sentences against the Sahrawi political prisoners of the group Gdeim Izik.


Saharawi Government strongly condemns harsh sentences against Gdeim Izik prisoners

Bir Lahlou, July 19, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi government through a Ministry of Information statement, strongly condemned the sentences against Saharawi political prisoners knows as  Gdeim Izik Group, considering that "the verdicts are a clear repetition of Those issued by the Military Tribunal before. "

Gdeim Izik group’s trial: unfair sentences life imprisonment to 8 of them and 290 years in prison to the remains

Salé (Morocco), 19 July 2017 (SPS) - The Court of Appeal in Salé (Morocco) issued a unfair sentence on Tuesday after 31 hearings of the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners, known as Gdeim Izik group, similar to military sentence issued on 17 February 2013 by the Military Court of Rabat (Morocco) against 24 human rights defenders and Sahrawi political detainee, According to the Executive Bureau of the Collective Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA).

Aludaya prison administration (Marrakech) harasses Saharawi student movement prisoners

Marrakesh (Morocco), July 19, 2017 (SPS) - Aluadya prison administration in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh continues to harass and restrict the basic rights of the prisoners of the Saharawi student movement, denying them the right to communicate with their families.


According to OO TT source, "this abusive decision contradicts the spirit of the agreements and conventions that govern the rights of prisoners."


Ambassadors of South Africa, SADR welcome Algeria’s unfailing support to self-determination principle

Algiers, July 19, 2017 (SPS) - The ambassadors of South Africa and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algiers welcomed Tuesday Algeria’s unfailing support to the principles of self-determination, of the struggle of peoples for freedom and independence  and the rejection of any form of occupation.


Sahrawi National Speaker takes part in 38th Sandinista Revolution anniversary and 23th Forum of Sao Paolo

Managua, July 18, 2017 (SPS) - The Speaker of the Saharawi Parliament and member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO, Jatri Adduh, arrived Monday, to participate on behalf of the President of the Republic, on the 38th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution and the 23 Forum of Sao Paolo, held in to the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.

Sahrawi government announces arresting group of Moroccan drug smugglers

Bir-Lehlu, July 17, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi government announced on Monday that a unit of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) has arrest a group of smugglers of 19 Moroccans called al-Hamala who are transporting drugs to the east of Moroccan military wall.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of National Defense, a vehicle used for transfer operation was confiscated, while another vehicle managed escape. (SPS)


Gdeim Izik group trial: NGOs call for rejecting any evidence extracted under torture

Tunis, July 17, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan judicial authorities should ensure at the trial of Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group that no one is convicted on the basis of "evidence extracted under torture, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.

President of Republic initiates visits to wilayas

El-Aaiun (Refugee Camps), July 16, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has initiated visits to the wilayas of the Republic, inaugurated Sunday BY a visit in the wilaya of EL-Aaiun.

Saharawi delegation participates in IUSY World festival

Jale (Albania), July 16, 2017 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation from the Youth Union (UJSARIO) and the Students Union (UESARIO) is taking part in the World Festival of International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), organized in the Albanian city of Jale, from 14th to 21st July, under the theme “We see no borders”. 

President of National Council meets with his Cuban counterpart, establishment of Cuban parliamentary committee for friendship with Saharawi people

Havana, July 16, 2017 (SPS) – President of the National Council, Khatri Addouh, received on Saturday by his Cuban counterpart Esteban Lazo Hernández, accompanied by the leadership of the Cuban Parliament and members of the Cuban Parliamentary Committee for Solidarity with the Sahrawi Republic.

Algerian Prime Minister reiterates unwavering support to Saharawi cause

Algiers, 16 July 2017 (SPS) - Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmajid Tebboune  has reaffirmed the firm position of the Algerian government in support of the just cause of the Saharawi people.

The Algerian Prime Minister expressed in a letter to his Sahrawi counterpart, Abdelkader Taleb-Omar, his gratitude for the congratulatory message he received from the latter following his appointment. 

European Parliament: Intergroup on Western Sahara expresses solidarity with Saharawi students detained in Oudaya

Brussels, July 15, 2017 (SPS) - The Intergroup on Western Sahara in the European Parliament on Saturday expressed its solidarity with Saharawi students held in Oudaya, sentenced to heavy prison terms, urging the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini to take action to ensure that their rights are respected and the sentences pronounced against them "annulled".

Gran Canaria considers Morocco "distorts international agreements" (press)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, July 15, 2017 (SPS) - President of Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has estimated that the Moroccan decree, which delimits its maritime border off the Canaries and incorporates Western Sahara to its territorial waters "distorts international agreements".

Welcome to new Sahrawi Ambassador with Special Mission to Peru

Lima, Peru, July 15, 2017 (SPS) - The Peruvian Council of Solidarity with the Sahrawi Republic has welcomed Khadijetu Mokhtar, Saharawi Ambassador with the Special Mission to Peru.

The event was attended by journalists, intellectuals, national and foreign diplomats and congressmen, who expressed solidarity with the Sahrawi people and condemned Morocco's violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Gdeim Izik prisoners call for their rights and freedom

Paris, July 14, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group, detained at Salé prison (Morocco), have called for restoring their rights and freedom before the long-awaited verdict of the Rabat court of appeal, which postponed the sixth and final phase of the trial to 18 July.

Saharawi government welcomes the withdrawal of a defence in the case of a cargo of phosphate rock detained en route to New Zealand from occupied Western Sahara

Bir Lehlu, July 14, 2017 (SPS)  - The government of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (the SADR) and the Saharawi national liberation movement, the Polisario Front, has welcomed an announcement today that there would be no further defence of a case by Morocco’s state company OCP SA over a cargo of phosphate mineral rock detained under court order in South Africa.

Sahrawi cause is on right track towards unity of the Sahrawi people

Chahid El Hafidh (Refugee camps), July 13 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi President Brahim Gali denounced Tuesday the iniquitous sentences against a group of Sahrawi students as well as the malicious intention to impose severe penalties on the prisoners of Gdeim Izik, adding the Sahrawi cause is on the right track towards the unity of the Sahrawi people.

Ubbi Buchraya: "the Moroccan bill to include the Saharawi waters is a step in the void"

Paris, July 13 2017 (SPS) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO in France, Ubbi Buchraya, considered that the Moroccan bill, approved on 6 July, which includes the Saharawi maritime territory in Morocco, is a step in the vacuum and without legal sense "stating that it is a reflection of" the spontaneity of the occupying state in the management of its colonial presence in Western Sahara, which is a fact repudiated by the whole world. "

Naples Mayor and his parliament Speaker reaffirm their support for Saharawi people just struggle

Naples, Italy, July 12, 2017 (SPS) - The mayor of the Italian city of Naples and the Speaker of his local parliament reiterated Tuesday, in a joint act at the city hall, his unconditional support for the struggle of the Saharawi people for their self-determination and independence.