June 2017

Moroccan occupation forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied city of Aaiun

Occupied Aaiun, June 27, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan occupation forces violently intervened against Sahrawi protestors denouncing the systematic looting of the wealth of Western Sahara.

MEPs call for "urgent" investigation into situation of Gdeim Izik group prisoners

Brussels, 25 June 2017 (SPS) - The Intergroup on Western Sahara in the European Parliament on Saturday called on the UN Human Rights Council to conduct an "urgent" investigation into the situation of the Saharawi political prisoners of the "Gdeim Izik" group, denouncing the "dramatic" situation of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Committee of 24 reaffirms its mandate of decolonization of Western Sahara

New York, 25 June 2017 (SPS) - The UN Special Committee on Decolonization, known as the Committee of 24, reaffirmed its mandate for the decolonization of the territory of Western Sahara, disavowing formally Morocco which wanted to question it.

In its report sanctioning the work of its substantive session which ended on Friday evening in New York, the Committee of 24 unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

President of Republic felicitates President Bouteflika on Eid Al-Fitr

Bir Lahlu, June 24, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent a congratulatory message to the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria , Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr Eid Al-Fitr.

President of Republic congratulates Mozambican counterpart on National Day

Bir Lehlou, 24 June 2017 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Mozambique H.E. Mr Filipe Nyusi, on the 42nd anniversary of the independence of this sisterly country.

Pierre Galand denounces an attempt to present Western Sahara as Moroccan territory

Brussels, 24 June 2017 (SPS) - The President of the European Coordination of Committees in support of the Saharawi people, Pierre Galand, protested Friday against the way French television channel France2 presented documentary "Morocco seen from the sky ", denouncing an attempt to make Western Sahara  as a Moroccan territory.

British company ends activities in illegal trade of Western Sahara’s phosphate

London, June 23, 2017 (SPS) - LT Ugland shipping group of the Isle of Man announced that it will end its involvement in the trade of the phosphate rock of Western Sahara, illegally occupied by Morocco, according to the Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW).

Moroccan court of appeal in Marrakech postpones trial of Saharawi students

Marrakesh (Morocco) , June 23, 2017 (SPS) - The court of appeal of the Moroccan city of Marrakesh decided Thursday to postpone the trial of the Saharawi students until July 6, after their appearance in the court.

The Sahrawi students entered the courtroom wearing the Sahrawi national dress, Daraa, and chanted slogans calling for the self-determination and independence of the Saharawi people.

SADR participates in Africa Public Service Day conference in Kigali

Kigali, June 23, 2017 (SPS) - The delegate minister in charge of African affairs, Hamdi Jalil Mayara, has taken part  in the Africa Public Service Day conference celebrated in Rwandan capital Kigali.

Celebrated on June 23 annually by African Union (AU) member states to mark and appreciate the work being done by the public service, the Africa Public Service Day is also marked every two years at a continental level and hosted by one of AU member countries.

National Secretariat examines Sahrawi issue developments at various levels

Chahid El Hafed, 22 June 2017 (SPS) - Under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO Mr. Brahim Gali, the Frente POLISARIO National Secretariat held its fifth regular session.