Settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara: Europe called to not support Morocco

Berlin, May 12, 2020 (SPS) Leader of the German Left, Katja Kipping, argued that Europe can contribute to a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, without bias or support for the Moroccan regime, stressing that the time has come "to break definitively with the policy of support for despotic regimes which present themselves as border guards and use it to blackmail Europe".

"Europe can contribute to a solution to this conflict. Without bias or support for the Moroccan regime," wrote Katja, in a column published on Sunday on her Facebook account, taken up by the media claiming that Europe " ignore "human rights violations in occupied Western Sahara.

The German politician addressed in her text "reports from human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch which denounce large-scale arrests and torture, ill-treatment and arbitrary detention, in addition to criminalizing journalists, bloggers and human rights activists. "

"The time has come to definitively break with the policy of supporting despotic regimes which present themselves as border guards and use it to blackmail Europe," she insisted.

In addition, Katja Kipping adds, "Morocco continues to occupy for more than four decades a large part of Western Sahara in violation of international law".

In her publication, which coincides with the celebration of the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Frente POLISARIO (May 10 of each year), Katja Kipping noted that Morocco's violation of international law in Western Sahara often occurs in cooperation with European companies involved in the looting of natural resources, such as phosphates, in a gross violation of international law due to the current deadlock in the UN-led peace process.

Western Sahara has been placed on the agenda of the General Assembly of the United Nations and therefore on the agenda of the Fourth Committee and the Special Committee of the UN General Assembly on Decolonization (C-24), since 1963 as a non-self-governing territory to which the Declaration on the granting of independence of colonial countries and peoples applies (Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960) , in accordance with international legality and the resolutions of the United Nations. SPS

 

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