August 2016

First Military Region Commander meets MINURSO head

First Military Region (Liberated Territories), August, 31 2016 (SPS) -The Commander of the first Military Region of Saharawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Mr. Beidalla Mohamed Brahim, met yesterday the head of the military forces of the United Nations Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Mr. Mohamed Tayeb Azzam, at the headquarters of the region.

Moroccan aggression in Al Guargarat area aims to create a crisis and ensure that the Security Council is distracted from its efforts to relaunch negotiations (Emhamed Khadad)

New York, 31 August 2016. (SPS) – Frente POLISARIO MINURSO Coordinator Emhamed Khadad stated,“Morocco’s aggression in the Al Guargarat area is part of a familiar pattern of behavior. Whenever political progress is in sight, Rabat takes action to create a crisis and ensure that the Security Council is distracted from its efforts to relaunch negotiations.

7th Polisario Front Summer University: Sahrawi delegation victim of harassment at Casablanca airport

Aaiun (Capital of occupied Western Sahara) August, 31 2016 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupying authorities harassed at the airport of Casablanca the members of the Sahrawi delegation after their participation in the Summer University of the executives of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, held in Boumerdes in Algeria.

UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire agreement signed in 1991

New York, 30 August 2016. (SPS) – UN confidential document revealed on Tuesday published that Morocco had violated the cease-fire agreement signed with the Polisario Front in 1991, by sending military equipment personnel into the buffer zone without prior notice to the UN peacekeepers. According Associated Press of America.

Minister Delegate for Africa informs AU PSC on Moroccan violation in the Guergarat area

Addis Ababa , August 30, 2016 (SPS) - The Minister Delegate for African Affairs, Hamdi Mayara Jalil, was received today at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Ambassador Ismail Shargui to inform him about the position of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and POLISARIO Front before the last escalation in the area of  El Guergarat.

Minister of Defence informs MINURSO on deployment of Sahrawi military forces in Alguergarat , south-western Western Sahara

Bir Lehlou (Liberated Zones), August 29, 2016 (SPS) - Minister of National Defence Abdallahi Lehbib Belal informed, in a letter Sunday, MINURSO Chief of Staff and Acting Commander Bokom Oumar, that as of the morning of August 28th, he has deployed military forces in the area of Alguergarat, south-western Western Sahara, to prevent further Moroccan activities beyond the Berm.

Following is the full text of the letter:

Ban Ki-moon ‘‘deeply’’ concerned over tense situation developed in Alguergarat, south-western Western Sahara

New York, 29 August 2016 (SPS) - The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has expressed his ‘‘deep’’ concern over the tense situation that has developed in Alguergarat, a narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara.

Sahrawi NGO calls for monitoring trial of Sahrawi students arrested in Marrakech

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), August 29, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Violations Committed by Moroccan State (ASVDH) launched an appeal Sunday to international organizations of human rights to be present to monitor a judgment of the first group of Sahrawi students who would be tried by a Moroccan tribunal in Marrakech, Morocco, on September 1.

Moroccan authorities continue harassment of delegation participated in Summer University

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), August 29, 2016 (SPS) -The Moroccan authorities continued Sunday at the airport of El Aaiun, occupied territories of Western Sahara, harassment of the Saharawi delegation of human rights activists, procceded form Casablanca airport, where they had also suffered harassment and intimidation, after their participation in the Summer University recently held in the Wilaya of Boumerdas in Algeria.

Sahrawi people reaffirm attachment to legitimate rights for self-determination and independence (Council of Ministers)

Shaheed El Hafed, August 28, 2016 (SPS) – The Council of Ministers reaffirmed the commitment and the determination of the Sahrawi people to continue its just struggle to snatch its legitimate and inalienable rights for self-determination and independence.

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