February 2017

Human rights in occupied Western Sahara: Moroccan repression continues in 2016

London, February 23, 2017 (SPS) - The Moroccan Authorities continued to repress the peaceful demonstrations in Western Sahara in 2016, and to expel journalists, foreign activists and human rights activists and to bar them entry to this territory, said the latest annual report of Amnesty International, published on Tuesday.

POLISARIO calls on UN Secretary General to continue decolonization process in Western Sahara

Chahid El Hafed (Sahrawi refugee camps), February 22, 2017 (SPS) - Secretary General of Polisario Front expressed his concern about United Nations Security Council’s “inertia” in the face of the “violation by Rabat” of the international law, calling on the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to continue the decolonisation process in Western Sahara.

Western Sahara: MEPs urge European Commission comply with CJEU ruling

Brussels, February 22, 2017 (SPS) -  The members of the European Parliament have urged the European commission to comply with the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which excluded last December Western Sahara territories of the EU-Morocco Association Agreement.

President of the Republic on State Visit to the Republic of Mozambique

Maputo (Mozambique), February 22, 2017 (SPS) -The President of the Republic , Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, arrived on Tuesday to the State of Mozambique in a three-day State Visit, officially invited by the President his country, Mr. Filipe Nyusi.

 

WSRW denounces illegal oil exploration by Glencore in occupied Western Sahara

London, February 21, 2017 (SPS) - Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) denounced the illegal oil exploration by the Swiss company Glencore off the coast of the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

Saharawi Government condemns Morocco's threats, blackmail against EU

Chahid Elhafed (Saharawi Refugee Camps), February 21, 2017 (SPS) - Saharawi Government condemned Monday Morocco's "policy of threat and blackmail" against the European Union for its legal positions over the conflict of Western Sahara.

The Saharawi government, in a statement published Sunday, said Morocco uses illegal immigration as a blackmail tool," the government said through the Saharawi Communication's statement.

Morocco needs AU for its weight, influence on international scene

Algiers , February 20, 2017 (SPS) -  Experts and specialists in international relations affirmed that Morocco needed the African Union (AU) for its weight and its influence on the international scene just as it is confined to international isolation because of its obstinacy that it showed throughout the process of political settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara.

Western Sahara committed to advance decolonization process after Morocco AU admission

Algiers, February 20, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi people remain firmly committed to the implementation of the decolonization process in its occupied territory, in particular after Morocco admission to the African Union (AU) and the ensuing commitments for the compliance with the Pan-African Organization's rules and the freedoms of African peoples.

Roosevelt House organizes discussion panel on Western Sahara

New York (U.S.A), February 19, 2017 (SPS) - The American Think Tank Roosevelt House organized in New York, a discussion panel on Western Sahara, the last colony in African to break the silence around the Human rights violations imposed by Morocco in the occupied territories.

No Moroccan sign to put end to occupation of Western Sahara

London, February 19, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi people have not yet seen any sign from the Moroccan side to put an end to its occupation of the Western Sahara territory, the Frente POLISARIO delegate to the United Nations Ahmed Boukhari told British television, BBC.

“We have not yet seen, from Morocco, encouraging public declarations that could indicate Rabat’s willingness to put an end to the conflict in Western Sahara against POLISARIO,” said Boukhari.

Brahim Gali calls on UNCS to assume its responsibilities in the UN settlement plan implementation

Chahid El hafed (Saharawi Refugee Camps), February 18, 207 (SPS - The President of the Republic,Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, urged the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities in the implementation of the United Nations settlement plan in Western Sahara.

Western Sahara Intergroup wants “effective” implementation of EUCJ ruling

Brussels (Belgium), February 18, 2017 (SPS) - The Western Sahara Intergroup in the European Parliament will soon address the European Commission to request the “effective” implementation of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s ruling “without equivocations or political detours,” said Friday the Sahrawi Deputy Minister for Europe Mohamed Sidati.

UN Security Council to meet on February 22 on Sahrawi issue

Washington, February 17, 2017 (SPS) - The Security Council will hold on 22 February a meeting on the situation in Western Sahara whose peace process is at standstill since 2012, the representative of the Frente POLISARIO at the United Nations Ahmed Boukhari told APS on Thursday.

The meeting, to be held behind closed doors, was scheduled at the request of Uruguay, non-permanent member of the Security Council, he said.

UNFA reiterates its support for Saharawi cause and Saharawi women struggle

Algiers, February 16, 2017 (SPS) -The secretary general of the National Union of Algerian Women (NFA), Nouria Hafsi, on Wednesday reiterated in Algiers her organization's support for the Saharawi cause and the struggle of Saharawi women, calling for The combination of efforts, particularly at the international level, for the restoration of the rights plundered in the last colony in Africa.

Western Sahara Intergroup must "stimulate" different initiatives of solidarity and be Saharawi people voice "(José Taboada)

Madrid, February 16, 2017 (SPS) - The president of CEAS-Sahara, Mr. José Taboada said Wednesday that the Intergroup on Western Sahara must "boost" the different solidarity initiatives and be "the voice" of the Saharawi people, "according to the newspaper Diario.es.

Claude Mangin denounces western media “black-out” on Sahrawi cause

Algiers,  February 16, 2017 (SPS) - French human rights activist Claude Mangin-Asfari denounced Wednesday, in Algiers, the “blackout” imposed by the western media, notably French, on the Sahrawi issue, calling them to shed light on the Moroccan abuses and violations against the Sahrawi people.

AU should ensure respect of Western Sahara territorial integrity

New York (United Nations) February 15, 2017 (SPS) -The members of the African Union (AU) should ensure that Morocco respects the territorial integrity of Western Sahara, said Tuesday in New York the representative of Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations (UN), Ahmed Boukhari.

"Morocco to rejoin African Union was forced to accept what it had previously rejected" (Uld Salek)

Chahid El Hafed, February 15, 2017 (SPS) -Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the National Secretariat, Mohamed Salem Uld Salek, said Wednesday that Morocco to rejoin the African Union was forced to accept Which had previously rejected and thus recognize the reality of the African organization where SADR is member 39 in the African Union.

Uganda renews its support to just struggle of Saharawi people

Kampala (Uganda), February 15, 2017 (SPS) - Uganda has renewed its support for the struggle of the Saharawi people and their just cause for the self-determination and independence.

 

XI Congress of the Inter trade Union Confederation expresses its Solidarity with Saharawi People and demands the Freedom for the Saharawi political Prisoners.

Alicante (Spain), 02/14/2017 (SPS) - The XI Congress of the Spanish Inter trade Union Confederation, held on 10, 11 and 12 February in the city of Alicante, has unanimously adopted a resolution in Solidarity with the Saharawi People And for the freedom of political prisoners.

 

Western Sahara: WSRW underlines need to struggle to enforce law

London,  February 14, 2017 (SPS) - The current challenge for the Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) "is to struggle for the implementation of the law following the ruling of the European Union Court of Justice," which excluded Western Sahara from any EU-Morocco free trade deal, said Monday in London the current chair of WSRW, Joanna Allan.

Minister of Information takes part in African conference on internet governance

Algiers, February 13, 2017 (SPS) - Information Minister Hamada Selma represents the Saharawi Republic in the work of the African conference on Internet governance, which began Monday in Algiers.

Claude Mangin emphisizes that his defense of the Saharawi prisoners is a duty to the Saharawi people's struggle

Chahid El Hafed (Saharawi Refugee Camps), February 13, 2017 (SPS) - Human rights activist Ms. Claude Mangín said that what she is doing for the release of the detainees of Gdeim Izik is a duty to the struggle of the Saharawi people until the achievement of their independence.

UN must assume responsibilities over "Morocco's provocations in Guerguerat"

Nouakchott (Mauritania), February 13, 2017 (SPS) - President of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO Brahim Gali has called on the United Nations to assume its responsibilities and put an end to "Morocco's provocations in the region of Guerguerat."

President of Republic receives Argentine book "Western Sahara. The forgotten conflict”

Chahid El Hafed (Saharawi refugee camps), February 12, 2017 (SPS) -The President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Gali, today received from the representative of the SADR in the Argentine Republic , Mohamed Salem Bachir, the book "Western Sahara. The Forgotten Conflict, "the first work of its kind to be published in Argentine territory, whose author is the lawyer and master in National Defense, Jorge Alejandro Suárez Saponaro.

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