“We have achieved a lot and we believe we will win in our struggle,” says President of Republic

Shaheed El Hafed, 4 April 2016 (SPS) – “WE have achieved a lot and we believe we will win in our struggle to liberate ourselves from Morocco’s occupation. Our dream of independence is realistic. Yes we have suffered, but we have not lost our hopes for victory,” affirmed the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, recently in an interview with Tanzanian Daily News.

President Mohamed Abdelaziz added that “Morocco is controlling by force part of the territory, but the price is huge. They are also exploiting phosphate and exploiting fish—but also some investment in the search of exploration of oil and gas: The price is very high and I’m not convinced that Morocco is able really to continue the occupation with so huge price paid daily by the country to maintain its colonial presence in Western Sahara. With the passing of years, I believe they will give up. They will accept defeat completely.”

“Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Front Line, Kennedy Foundation are all calling for the need to monitor violation of Human Rights in Western Sahara and to ask United Nations that it has a duty to protect the civilians in Western Sahara in the occupied territory and to report to Security Council about what is happening in the ground — they are calling for that, and they are saying it is scandal — that it is a shame to the international community that mean also United Nations Mission in Western Sahara — is the only mission with a mandate of monitoring Human Rights.”

“Our people have been refugees for 40 years and they see the double standard policy of United Nations, not implementing international law with the same verve and force and sometimes closing eye on violation of Human Rights in Western Sahara — and the Saharawi are waiting twenty five years just to vote, it is a shame to the world; it is a shame to international community. That Saharawi, what they are calling for is just a vote—to go to the polls! We are challenging them democratically,” concluded the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz. (SPS)

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