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Namibians rally behind Western Sahara

By Magreth Nunuhe

President Mnangagwa welcomes Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic special envoy at Munhumutapa offices

Harare, May 21, 2018 (SPS) - A special envoy sent by the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic President Brahim Ghali, has paid tribute to Zimbabwe for its continued support for the Saharawi Republic’s right to exist as an independent state in line with the resolutions adopted by the African Union.

Human rights champion honoured

South African international climate activist and human rights defender Catherine Constantinides has been recognised by the Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) as an honorary member.

She was awarded this membership earlier this week at the Saharawi refugee camps, south-west of Algeria. She has been working actively in the camps for the past four years.

WSRW: New report on contentious Western Sahara phosphate trade

Morocco shipped over 1.5 million tonnes of phosphate out of occupied Western Sahara in 2017, to the tune of over $142 million. But the number of international importers of the contentious conflict mineral is waning, WSRW's annual report shows.

For the fifth year in a row, Western Sahara Resource Watch has published a detailed annual overview of the companies involved in the purchase of occupied Western Sahara's white gold: phosphate.

Adala UK: Morocco continues arbitrary expulsions of international observers from Western Sahara

During 2017, Adala UK recorded that the number of cases of people who had been denied entry to or been arbitrarily expelled from Western Sahara by Morocco had reached 76. These people included international observers, human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, those from the solidarity movement and those accused of 'disturbing the peace' or being 'undesirables', all of whom were attempting to conduct human rights monitoring work.

'Biggest importer' of phosphate rock is pulling out

Published: 29.01 - 2018

During an investor conference in Whistler, British Columbia, on 25 January, Chuck Magro, Nutrien's President and CEO, told that the company has an intention to stop buying phosphate rock from Western Sahara. This was reported by Reuters.

Adala UK demands an independent investigation into the death of ‘Minatu’ in occupied Dakhla.

According to information provided by her family, the Moroccan Occupation Authorities are not going to investigate the death of Minatu Ahl Shikh, a young woman who was murdered in Occupied Dakhla during the night of Saturday 14th October 2017. Her family and other witnesses have explained that    Minatu Ahl Shikh went missing that evening having left home to buy a few things in a shop local to their house.

Morocco must take urgent action to stop the suffering of Saharawi prisoners and their families

The Moroccan authorities have spent decades imprisoning Saharawis who support self-determination in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara. They then send detainees to prisons in Morocco, thus depriving them of their basic rights such as family visits, medical attention and opportunities to study.

Adala UK condemns Morocco's brutal repression of protests in El Aaiun

London, 23/09/17

The Moroccan occupation authorities have allowed the police and security forces in the Occupied Zones of Western Sahara to use excessive force against Saharawi protesters.

The Royal Moroccan Government must end the violence against Saharawi civilians and when any members of the security forces are found to have violated people's human rights, they must be brought to justice.

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