Spanish government “must get more involved” in Sahrawi cause

Madrid, Jan 13, 2017 (SPS) - The senator of the Spanish province El Hierro, Pablo Rodriguez, called the Spanish government to “get more involved” in the struggle for the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination while respecting the United Nations’ resolutions relating to the organization of a referendum in Western Sahara.

In a motion, the senator called for “a more active attitude” from the Spanish authorities, while expressing his support to “the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination,” said EFE agency.

The senator said that “the Spanish State, as well as the international community and notably the European Union must comply with the international law” and demanded from Morocco “to stop repression in Western Sahara and the release of all the Sahrawi political prisoners, human rights’ defenders.”

He also called to extend the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to the monitoring of human rights.

While requesting to increase the humanitarian aid destined to the Sahrawi people in the refugee camps, the senator Rodriguez underlined that “the Polisario Front must be recognized as the legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people.” (SPS)