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UN Security Council’s recent decision concerning MINURSO “positive but insufficient”

Algiers, May 8, 2016 (SPS) - The ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algiers Bechraya Hamoudi Bayoune affirmed Saturday that the recent decision of the Security Council obliging the Moroccan occupier to accept the return of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), to continue its mandate, is “positive but insufficient.”

Permanent Bureau of National Secretariat demands setting out date for referendum

Shahid El-Hafed, May 6, 2016 (SPS) - The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has called on the United Nations Security Council to set out a date for the referendum of self-determination of the Sahrawi people, which is the main mission of MINURSO.



Moroccan occupying forces besiege martyr Brahim Sikka family house

Glaimim (southern Morocco), 05 May 2016 (SPS) -The Moroccan occupying forces besiege today the family’s house of the martyr Brahim Sikka to prevent his family, and his companions in the Coordinating of Unemployed Sahrawi, from organizing a press conference to shed light on his arrest and torture, reported source from the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.

Sidati calls for quick measures to fully implement MINURSO mandate

Brussels, May 05, 2016 (SPS) - Measures must be taken quickly to enable the full implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and the relaunch of the peace process, pleaded the Sahrawi Deputy Minister for European Affairs Mohamed Sidati.

UPES stresses need for mechanisms to protect journalists in occupied Sahrawi territories

Chahid El Hafed (Sahrawi refugee camps), May 05, 2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Journalists and Writers Union (UPES) stressed the need to find mechanisms for the protection of Sahrawi journalists in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

In a statement marking the World Press Freedom Day, observed 3 May every year, the UPES denounced the practices of the Moroccan occupying forces, which continue press freedom abuses in the occupied Sahrawi territories.

Solidarity caravan arrives in Sahrawi refugee camps

Chahid El Hafed (Sahrawi Camps) 04 May 2016 (SPS) - The solidarity caravan of aid to the Sahrawi people arrived Tuesday, in the Shahid Al Hafed camps for Sahrawi refugees, at the initiative of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA).

President hails Algerian principled positions towards Saharawi people

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), 04 May 2016 (SPS) - the President of Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz hailed the principled positions of Algeria with the Saharawi people and their just cause.

 

CONASADH concerned about deteriorating health of Sahrawi prisoner in Morocco

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories) May 03, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi Human Rights Commission (CONASADH) has expressed deep concern over the deteriorating health of the Sahrawi human rights activist and political prisoner, Abdulkhalek Markhi, who is on an unlimited hunger strike since 1 April in the prison of Tiznit, in Morocco.

UN denies Polisario Front representative expulsion of the international organization premises

United Nations, May 03, 2016 (SPS) - The Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General denied the information that, over the weekend, news reported that UN security guards had escorted Ahmed Boukhari, the representative of the Polisario Front in New York off the UN premises.

Western Sahara: London calls for political solution providing for self-determination

London (United Kingdom), May 03, 2016 (SPS) - London welcomed the adoption, on Friday, of UN Security Council Resolution 2285, calling for "lasting and mutually acceptable" political solution for Western Sahara, and which provides for the self-determination of Saharawi people.SPS

 

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