June 2017

Human Rights Council urged to protect Sahrawi people's natural resources

Geneva, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi activist Mina Abaali called on the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to protect Sahrawi people's natural resources from the systematic looting by foreign companies from the European Union and by others from Morocco.

Angolan Foreign Minister calls on African Union to continue efforts alongside United Nations to resolve Western Sahara issue

Luanda (Angola, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - Angolan Foreign Minister, Georges Chikoti, has called on the African Union to continue its persistent efforts together with the United Nations to implement the decisions of international legitimacy in Western Sahara and to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence.

Trial of Sahrawi Gdeim Izik group: Moroccan justice exploited to settle political scores

Paris, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - The lawyers of Sahrawi activists, tried by the Court of Appeal of Rabat, denounced Thursday, in Paris, the Moroccan justice which has been exploited to settle political scores after six months of hearings marked by the absence of proofs.

Statement of the Saharawi government following the decision of the High Court of South Africa in the continuing detention of a cargo of phosphate rock for New Zealand from occupied Western Sahara

Statement of the Saharawi government following the decision of the High Court of South Africa in the continuing detention of a cargo of phosphate rock for New Zealand from occupied Western Sahara

Statement by Ahmed Boukhari, Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation-C24 13 June 2017 United Nations

Statement by Ahmed Boukhari, Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation-C24 13 June 2017 United Nations

Mr President,

On behalf of the Sahrawi people, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address this important Committee where our country is still on its agenda as the last African colony.

Sahrawi Gdeim Izik group subject to unfair trial, international organizations say

Rabat, June 16, 2017 (SPS) - The appeal proceedings of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group continued Thursday in Sale (Rabat) at a time when an international campaign is led to denounce the serious violations against the 24 political prisoners who are subject to an unfair trial.

 

The criminal chamber of the Court of Appeal of Sale resumed on June 5 the examination of the trial of these 24 political prisoners after four adjournments.

 

Sahrawi Ambassador in Mexico is received by Mexican Pachuca province local authorities

Pachuca, Mexico, June 15, 2017 (SPS) - The Mexican Ambassador to Mexico, Mr. Ahmed Moulay, received the highest honor from the Mayor of Pachuca, Mexico, Yolanda Thieria, in the presence of some of the authorities and staff of the municipality.

French NGO ACAT asks French president to address in Morocco Gdeim Izik prisoners affairs

Paris, June 15, 2017 (SPS) - The French organization ACAT asked the French president, Emanuel Macron, through a communiqué to include in his agenda in Morocco, the issue of Saharawi political prisoners, especially the group of Gdeim Izik.

Decolonization Committee adopts two resolutions on Non-Self-Governing Territories

New York, June 15, 2017 (SPS) - The UN Special Committee on Decolonization unanimously adopted two resolutions on the dissemination of information on Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Saharawi activist Mina Abaali reveals Saharawi woman violations by Moroccan security forces

Geneva, June 14, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi activist, formerly abducted by the Moroccan police forces, uncovered in Geneva the mistreatment suffered by Saharawi women by Moroccan security apparatuses in the Occupied Zones.

 

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