Ghali urges UN to intervene to guarantee security, intergrity of Sahrawis in occupied territories

Bir Lahlou, April 18, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali called Monday, the new Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres to intervene to guarantee the security and integrity of Sahrawi civilians victims of Moroccan repression because of their claim for their people’s legitimate right to self-determination and independence.

“We urge you, Mister Secretary General, to urgently intervene for the United Nations to fully assume the responsibility to ensure the security of Sahrawi citizens by allowing them to quickly exercise their legitimate right to self-determination and independence just like all the colonial peoples and countries, in implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Charter,” wrote the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in his letter addressed to Guterres, following the violent Moroccan repressions in the occupied cities of Western Sahara.

“The UN cannot remain indifferent to the ongoing provocations led by the illegal occupation of the Moroccan State in violation of international law, the Sahrawi human rights through the plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources, the expulsion of the MINURSO civilian component, the violation of the ceasefire agreement” signed in 1991 between the Polisario Front and Morocco under the auspices of the United Nations and the Organization of the African Unity,” said President Ghali cited by the Sahrawi press agency, SPS.

“Through the region’s expansionist and provocative policy, including drug trafficking and its role in the promotion and support of criminal gangs and terrorist groups, Morocco threatens the peace, security and stability of the whole region,” said the Sahrawi president, also secretary general of the Polisario Front.

Brahim Ghali also called for the immediate and unconditional release of the all the Sahrawi political prisoners, and those of the Gdeim Izik group, and to shed light on the fate of more than 651 missing Sahrawis since the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. SPS