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AU PSC calls on UN SC to “fully” assume its responsibility regarding Western Sahara issue

Addis Ababa, 9 April 2016 (SPS) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 588th meeting held on 6 April 2016, adopted a decision on the situation in Western Sahara, which calls on the UN Security Council to fully assume its responsibility in the matter, by acting under Chapter VII, to demand Morocco to annul its decision to expel MINURSO personnel.

Spanish lawyer organization protests against Morocco's expulsion of international lawyers

Madrid (Spain), 9 April 2016 (SPS) - The General Council of the Spanish Lawyers Association has protested against arrest and expulsion, by Moroccan authorities on Thursday, of eight international human rights observers, including five Spaniards.

The association, in a statement, has called on Moroccan government to allow "human rights observers to fulfill their mission and to ensure prisoners' right to a fair trial."

Sahrawi Coordinator with MINURSO received by UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Geneva (Switzerland), April 08, 2016 (SPS) - The Member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Sahrawi Coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Emhamed Khadad, was received Friday by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi, at the UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.

UGTA calls on ITUC to urge UN to apply its resolutions on Western Sahara

Algiers, 8 April 2016 (SPS) - General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) Called Friday on the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to urge the United Nations to implement its resolutions relating to Western Sahara issue and maintain the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), by extending its mandate to human right monitoring.

Danish Parliament questions its government about the deplorable situation of human rights in Western Sahara

Copenhagen (Denmark) 8 April 2016 - The Danish Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee questioned recently the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kristian Jensen about the poor conditions of prisons in Western Sahara.

 

The former UN rapporteur deplores human rights situation in Western Sahara jails.

 

Creation of Spanish parliamentary group of support to Sahrawi people

Madrid, April 07, 2016 (SPS) - A Spanish parliamentary group of support to the Sahrawi cause was created Wednesday following a meeting held in the parliament, said Thursday the representative of the Polisario Front to Spain Jira Bulahi.

Government holds meeting on national cause latest developments

 

Chahid Al-Hafed (Saharawi refugee camps), April 07, 2016 (SPS) -The Prime Minister of the Saharwi Republic, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar, chairs today  a government meeting to discuss the latest developments of national issue at domestic and international level in the headquarter of the Government in Chahid El Hafid.

AU Special Envoy to Western Sahara calls to adopt a "united and firm position" against the Moroccan intransigence

Addis Ababa, April 07, 2016 (SPS) -The Special Envoy of the African Union (AU) to Western Sahara, Mr. Joaquim Chissano, "called on African countries to adopt a united and firm position against the Moroccan intransigence to liberate Western Sahara from colonialism.

Security Council meets on Western Sahara at the request of Venezuela and Uruguay

New York, April 07, 2016  (SPS) - "The United Nations Security Council will hold a session tomorrow on Western Sahara at the request of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Uruguay, in the light of recent events," according to Polisario Front representative at the UN, Mr. Bukhari Ahmed.

Demonstration in Copenhagen demanding the free release of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik Group

Copenhagen ( Denmark), 07 April 2016 (SPS) - Within the framework of the International Campaign demanding the unconditional free release of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik, who have been on hunger strike recently for more than one month and to condemn their judgment in Moroccan Military Court.

 

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