Western Sahara Campaign UK mourns passing away of Mohamed Abdelaziz

London, June 3, 2016 (SPS) – The Western Sahara Campaign UK has mourned the passing away of President of Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, in a statement. 

Below is the full text of the statement:

“It was with great sadness that we learnt of the news of the death of the president of the SADR and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz. In particular we recall his visits to the UK to so ably represent his people's struggle.

We are even sadder that he was never able to lead his people back to a free Western Sahara. The unwillingness of the international commmunity to apply international law to resolve the Western Sahara conflict is shameful.

We deplore the continued inability of the United Nations Security Council to act so that the Saharawi can express their inalienable right to self-determination.

The Western Sahara Campaign remain steadfast in our support for the Saharawi to detemine their own future through our activities in the UK whilst we pause to mourn the death of Mohammed Abdelaziz and remember his contribution to his people's cause.

Yours in solidarity

Mark Luetchford

Chair of Western Sahara Campaign UK” (SPS)