Human Rights Council: An international human rights activist calls for the support of the Saharoui people's right to freedom and independence

Geneva / Switzerland, Sept 14, 2017 / SPS) - International climate and human rights activist Catherine Constantinides confirmed in a statement to the national media her solidarity and support for the Saharawi people and their just struggle for the right to self-determination and freedom. 


The South African activist considered the suffering of the Saharawi people for four decades to be similar to that of the South African people during colonialism and racial rule.


She pointed out that the issue of Western Sahara is the issue of all Africans as the last colony in the African continent, stressing that the Saharawi people can not in any way be forgotten in Africa, calling on all Africans to commit and make every effort to secure the right of the Saharawi people in order to return to his land free and independent.


The statement was made on the sidelines of the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, attended by a number of diplomats, NGOs and interested in the Sahara issue.