April 2017

Foreign students member in Algeria: we are here to support the Saharawi people

Dakhla (Saharawi refugee camps), Apr 12,  2017 (SPS) - The member of the friendly of the foreign students in Algeria, the Ivorian Nda Harlen indicated that its presence in Dakhla is to express its solidarity with the Saharawi people and bring a the development to  Africa.

UN concerned about human rights violations in occupied Western Sahara

New York, April 12,  2017 (SPS) - in 2016, Morocco has prevented UN human rights monitoring missions from visiting occupied territories in Western Sahara, said the UN Tuesday, expressing concern about torture and degrading inhuman treatment inflicted to the Sahrawi people.

POLISARIO Political Organization head calls on UN to shoulder its responsibilities in ending the colonization of Western Sahara

Dakhla, April 12,  2017 (SPS) - The head of the Political Organization of Frente POLISARIO , member of the National Secretariat, Hamma Salama, called on Wednesday the United Nations to assume its responsibilities in ending the colonization of Western Sahara.

 

International Conference of Solidarity with the Saharawi youth and students kicks off in Dajla Camps

Dajla (Saharawi Refugee Camps), April  12, 2017 (SPS) - The International Youth and Students Conference in Solidarity with Saharawi People  began this morning in the Wilaya of Dajla with a large foreign student presence.

The opening ceremony was attended by the member of the National Secretariat of the POLISARIO and Sahrawi government. 

Danish Government follows the trial of Saharawi Gdeim Izik Group in Morocco (Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs)‏

Copenhagen (Denmark), April 11, 2017- In the response of the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Anders Samuelsen on Monday to various questions related to Western Sahara in the Danish Parliament mainly about the trial of 24 activists from Gdeim Izik, in Sale near Rabat in Morocco and the holding of the Crans Montana Forum for the third time its annual session in the city of Dakhla in the Moroccan-occupied territories of Western Sahara from 16-21 March 2017.

President of Republic sends condolences to Egyptian President

Bir-Lehlu (Liberated Zones), April 10, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent a message of condolences to the Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, on the two bomb attacks that targeted two churches in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria.

Sahrawi people should exercise their right to self-determination

Stockholm, 10 April 2017 (SPS) - Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom reaffirmed her country’s unshakeable position vis-à-vis the issue of Western Sahara, underlining that after 40 years of occupation, “the Sahrawi people should exercise their right to self-determination.”

EU committed to UN efforts to achieve just, lasting solution to Western Sahara conflict

Algiers,10 April 2017 (SPS)  – High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini said Sunday in Algiers the EU position regarding Western Sahara issue has not changed and "strongly supports" the UN efforts to achieve a political just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution which guarantees self-determination to the Sahrawi people.

Western Sahara: Gdeim Izik detainees refuse Medical expertise conducted by Moroccan staff

Sale (Morocco), 9 April 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group have refused the expertise requested by the Court of Appeal of Salé, conducted by a Moroccan commission.

This is contrary to the Istanbul protocol which stipulates that the medical expertise must be impartial, said the Defence League of Sahrawi detainees.

MEPs pressure Commission to comply with ECJ ruling

Brussels, 9 April 2017 (SPS) – The illegal exploitation of Western Sahara natural resources continues to arouse the indignation of the European deputies who put pressure on the Commission to take the necessary measures to comply the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Last December the Court issued a ruling that the Association Agreement and the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Morocco are not applicable in Western Sahara.

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