June 2017

Frente POLISARIO participates in the PSOE 39th Congress

Madrid , June 21, 2017 (SPS) - A Delegation of the Frente POLISARIO headed by the Minister of State, Presidential Adviser and Member of the National Secretariat, Bachir Mustafa Sayed, accompanied by Polisario’s Delegate to Spain, Jira Bulahi, participated in the 39th Congress of the PSOE, which was held on 17 and 18 June in Madrid to confirm the new leadership of the party led by its new Secretary General, Pedro Sánchez.

President of Republic condemns terrorist attack against Cangaba camp in Bamako

Bir Lehlu, June 20, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic,  Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack against a tourist camp in the Malian capital Bamako in a letter to his Malian counterpart, Mr. Ibrahim Abubakar Keita.

Report establishes iniquity of trial of Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group in Rabat

Paris, June 19, 2017 (SPS) - A report of the defense's observations on the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group before the Court of Appeal of Rabat establishes the unfairness of the trial and the lack of scientific and legal credibility of the charges against the accused.

Malaga Municipal Group for People calls for promoting solidarity with Saharawi people and recognizing SADR

Madrid, June 18, 2017 (SPS) - Malaga Municipal Group for the People has just called in a motion tabled at the Municipal Council of Malaga to promote solidarity with the Saharawi people and to recognize the legitimate government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

Commemoration of anniversary of Zemla uprising, national day of missing persons

El-Aaiun (Refugee Camps), June 18, 2017 (SPS) - Saharawi people on Saturday celebrated the 47th dual anniversary of Zemla historic uprising and national day of missing persons by organizing a number of activities coinciding with the anniversary of the event.

Human Rights Council urged to protect Sahrawi people's natural resources

Geneva, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi activist Mina Abaali called on the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to protect Sahrawi people's natural resources from the systematic looting by foreign companies from the European Union and by others from Morocco.

Angolan Foreign Minister calls on African Union to continue efforts alongside United Nations to resolve Western Sahara issue

Luanda (Angola, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - Angolan Foreign Minister, Georges Chikoti, has called on the African Union to continue its persistent efforts together with the United Nations to implement the decisions of international legitimacy in Western Sahara and to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence.

Trial of Sahrawi Gdeim Izik group: Moroccan justice exploited to settle political scores

Paris, June 17, 2017 (SPS) - The lawyers of Sahrawi activists, tried by the Court of Appeal of Rabat, denounced Thursday, in Paris, the Moroccan justice which has been exploited to settle political scores after six months of hearings marked by the absence of proofs.

Statement of the Saharawi government following the decision of the High Court of South Africa in the continuing detention of a cargo of phosphate rock for New Zealand from occupied Western Sahara

Statement of the Saharawi government following the decision of the High Court of South Africa in the continuing detention of a cargo of phosphate rock for New Zealand from occupied Western Sahara

Statement by Ahmed Boukhari, Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation-C24 13 June 2017 United Nations

Statement by Ahmed Boukhari, Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation-C24 13 June 2017 United Nations

Mr President,

On behalf of the Sahrawi people, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address this important Committee where our country is still on its agenda as the last African colony.

Sahrawi Gdeim Izik group subject to unfair trial, international organizations say

Rabat, June 16, 2017 (SPS) - The appeal proceedings of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group continued Thursday in Sale (Rabat) at a time when an international campaign is led to denounce the serious violations against the 24 political prisoners who are subject to an unfair trial.

 

The criminal chamber of the Court of Appeal of Sale resumed on June 5 the examination of the trial of these 24 political prisoners after four adjournments.

 

Sahrawi Ambassador in Mexico is received by Mexican Pachuca province local authorities

Pachuca, Mexico, June 15, 2017 (SPS) - The Mexican Ambassador to Mexico, Mr. Ahmed Moulay, received the highest honor from the Mayor of Pachuca, Mexico, Yolanda Thieria, in the presence of some of the authorities and staff of the municipality.

French NGO ACAT asks French president to address in Morocco Gdeim Izik prisoners affairs

Paris, June 15, 2017 (SPS) - The French organization ACAT asked the French president, Emanuel Macron, through a communiqué to include in his agenda in Morocco, the issue of Saharawi political prisoners, especially the group of Gdeim Izik.

Decolonization Committee adopts two resolutions on Non-Self-Governing Territories

New York, June 15, 2017 (SPS) - The UN Special Committee on Decolonization unanimously adopted two resolutions on the dissemination of information on Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Saharawi activist Mina Abaali reveals Saharawi woman violations by Moroccan security forces

Geneva, June 14, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi activist, formerly abducted by the Moroccan police forces, uncovered in Geneva the mistreatment suffered by Saharawi women by Moroccan security apparatuses in the Occupied Zones.

 

POLISARIO invites UN Decolonization Committee to visit Western Sahara territory

New York, June 14, 2017 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO invited the Decolonization Committee, through its representative in United Nations, Mr. Bujari Ahmed, to visit the territory to be able to know the reality on the ground, stating in the same time the POLISARIO's willingness to cooperate with all the missions they want to visit.

 

President of Republic conveys his condolences to Namibia President following the death of Comrade Andimba Toivo ya Toivo

Bir Lahlou, June 13, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the  Republic , Secretary  General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, on Sunday sent a message of condolence to the President of Namibia, HE Mr. Hage Geingob following  the death Comrade Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.

President of Republic congratulates his Russian counterpart on National Day

Bir Lahlou, 12 June 2017 (SPS) The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation.

Sahrawi political prisoners’ trial takes worrying turn

Paris- The trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners, which resumed on June 5 in Rabat, has taken a worrying turn with the pleading of the civil parties which want to add the charges of domestic terrorism, said Monday the Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (AFSADR).

Moroccan forces brutally repress peaceful Sahrawi protest in occupied El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), June 12, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying forces brutally dispersed protesters, who staged a peaceful demonstration in the occupied city of El-Aaiun on Saturday to express their solidarity with Sahrawi political prisoners and denounce the occupation policies in the region, said sources from El-Aaiun.

The brutal intervention left scores injured, some of them seriously injured were rushed to hospital, said the sources.

Gdeim Izik trial: Polisario Front denounces illegal, immoral practices

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated Territories), June 12, 2017 (SPS) - The Permanent Office of the Polisario Front's Secretary General has denounced the "illegal and immoral" practices marring the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik and "gross violations" against them.

President of Republic chairs meeting of Permanent Bureau of National Secretariat

Shaheed El-Hafed, June 11, 2017 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, chaired Saturday a meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, addressed internal and external issues related to the national cause, focusing on the Intifada of Independence and the national programs planned during this summer, especially the youth and students program.

Euro-MP Paloma Lopez warns of effects of continued plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources

Brussels, June 11, 2017 (SPS) - Euro-MP Paloma Lopez warned the European Union of the consequences of the continued plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources, calling it to take the necessary measures so that the member states, notably Spain, prevent this illegal exploitation in accordance with the international and European law. 

Paloma Lopez denounces "arbitrary" conviction of Saharawi journalist Waleed Al Batal

Brussels, June 10, 2017 (SPS) - MEP Paloma Lopez denounced the "arbitrary" nature of the accusations and court proceedings that led to the 14-month prison sentence imposed on Sahrawi journalist Waleed Al Batal, urging the European Union (EU) Put pressure on the Moroccan authorities of occupation to obtain his release, as well as that of his father Salek Al Batal.

Heroic resistance of Sahrawi people forced Moroccan occupier to adopt policy of headlong rush

Smara (refugee camps), June 10, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali affirmed Thursday that the heroic resistance of the Saharawi people has forced the Moroccan occupier to adopt the policy of headlong rush by displaying intransigence, obstruction, escalation and threat of peace and stability in the region.  

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