SADR 45 anniversary celebrated in Timor-Leste

Dili, 28 February 2021 (SPS) - Saharawi embassy in East Timor on Saturday hosted an event commemorating the 45th anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Republic.

Organized on the initiative of Timor-Leste movement of solidarity with Western Sahara, the ceremony was attended by some officials as well as academic and civil society personalities.

Addressing the audience, Saharawi ambassador Mr. Mohamed Slama Badi reviewed the significant political and historic context in which the Saharawi Republic was proclaimed.

The participants took this opportunity to reiterate their country’s support to the Sahara cause, which is considered a matter of self-determination and decolonization.

At the end of the event, Timor-Leste solidarity movement read out a statement, in which they called upon the UN and international community to intervene to protect the Saharawis, who are subject to the most abhorrent forms of Moroccan human rights violations.

The Movement said that they will continue supporting the struggle of the Saharawi people until the SADR is completely free, pledging to continue expanding the scope of solidarity network with Western Sahara. (SPS)