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Sahrawi refugees: Algeria's UN mission in Geneva responds to three pro-Moroccan NGOs

Geneva, Sept 29, 2021 (SPS) - The baseless allegations, spread by three pro-Moroccan NGOs at the Human Rights Council in Geneva about the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, are politically-motivated and they "deliberately conceal the reason that led Western Sahara people to flee their territory to seek refuge in Algeria," Algeria's mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva said.

European General Court annuls EU trade and fishing agreements with Morocco

Luxembourg, Sept 29, 2021 (SPS) - In a historic ruling whose implications will go beyond the economic, the General Court of the European Union has declared this Wednesday, September 29, illegal the commercial and fishing agreements signed between Brussels and Morocco in 2018 and 2019, respectively, for illegally including Western Sahara, the last non-autonomous territory in Africa that has waited for decades to exercise its recognized right to self-determination.

Idoia Villanueva MEP defends Sultana Khaya's candidacy for the Sakharov Prize to make visible the struggle of the Saharawi people

Brussels, Sept 28, 2021 (SPS) - The MEP of Unidas Podemos, Idoia Villanueva, has pointed out the importance of the candidacy of the Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya for the Sakharov Prize for Human Rights as an opportunity to "make visible the mostly silenced and abandoned human rights violations, as is the case of the Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya, a highly visible figure for the defense of the human rights of the Sahrawi people."

Algeria renews its firm position in defense of legitimate causes

New York (United States), Sept 28, 2021 (SPS) - Algeria renewed its firm position in defending the legitimate causes of the peoples who fight and resist to regain their most basic rights and self-determination, especially in Palestine and Western Sahara.

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste reiterates in UN GA 76TH its support for Self-determination for people of Western Sahara

New York, 28 September 2021 (SPS) - in the Statement of the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Dr. Francisco Guterres Lu OLO, before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly delivered Monday on his behalf by Timor-Leste Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mr. Karlito Nunes.

SADR and Nicaragua reiterate imperative and sacred nature of principle of peoples' self-determination

New York, 27 September 2021 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Nicaragua reaffirmed on Monday the imperative and sacred nature of the principle of self-determination and independence of all peoples and their equal rights to sovereignty and territorial unity.

Since 2016, no company has right to invest in Western Sahara without Sahrawis’ consent

Algiers, 27 September 2021 (SPS) - Regardless of the European Court’s verdict expected on 29 September, no foreign company has the right to invest in Western Sahara as part of an agreement concluded with Morocco, in accordance with judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered in 2016 and which clearly distinguishes between the Moroccan and Sahrawi territories, stressed the Polisario Front’s lawyer Gilles Devers.

SPLA carries out new attacks against Moroccan forces' entrenchment in Awsard sector

Bir Lahlou, 26 September 2021 (SPS) - Units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) carried out Sunday new attacks against the entrenchments of the Moroccan occupation forces in the Awsard sector, according to the military communiqué No. 319 of the Ministry of Defense.

Lamamra and Guterres discuss Western Sahara issue

New York (UN), 26 September 2021 (SPS) - The Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad met on Saturday with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the discussions focused on regional issues, in particular Western Sahara, Libya and Mali, a UN statement indicated.

Government of Belize reiterates its support for self-determination of Sahrawi people

New York (UN), 26 September 2021 (SPS) - Belize Prime Minister John Briceno reiterated on Friday "his support for the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination", urging "the parties concerned and the international community to support it in its efforts".

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