June 2017

International observers denounce irregularities in Gdeim Izik trial

Madrid (Spain), June 07, 2017 (SPS) - More than a dozen of international observers attending Monday in Rabat the resumption of the trial of Saharawi Gdeim Izik's political prisoners denounced various irregularities.

The chairwoman of SOGAPS (Solidariedade Galega co Pobo Saharaui) group, Maite Isla, attending the hearing, denounced in a joint statement published on the website of her association the irregularities in the trial procedures.

Emhamed Khaddad holds meetings with Slovenian officials and leaders of political parties

Ljubljana (Slovenia), June 07, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharwi Coordinator with MINURSO, member of the National Secretariat, Mr. Emhamed Khaddad, held meetings with the leaders of several Slovenian political parties such as the ruling party group – the Middle Party, the Pensioners Party, the Socialist Party and the United Left Party.


SADR participates in 5th African Conference of Solidarity with Cuba

Windhoek (Namibia), 07 June 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi Republic, represented by the Saharawi Ambassador, the extraordinary Commissioner in Angola and Namibia, took part at  the Fifth African Conference of Solidarity with Cuba.

Ubbi Buchraya reiterates POLISARIO’s will and intentions to facilitate new special envoy mission

Paris, June 07, 2017 (SPS)  - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO in France, Ubbi Buchraya, affirmed on Tuesday, in statements to Radio Montecarlo and France International, "that the POLISARIO has a serious will and true intentions to facilitate the work of the  new special envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations ".


CPPC calls for freedom of Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons

Lisbon, June 07, 2017 (SPS) - The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) called for the release of Sahrawi political prisoners from the Gdeim Izik group who are currently being unfairly tried in Rabat.


London Bridge attack: President of Republic expresses "deep sadness"

Bir Lahlu, 5 June 2017 (SPS) The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, expressed his "deep sadness" following the London Bridge attack on Saturday which killed seven people and wounded 48.

In a message to British Prime Minister Theresa May, the President of the Republic expressed his "solidarity" with the British people and his "deep sadness following the brutal London attack."

Polisario Front calls for full re-establishment of MINURSO in El Guerguerat in accordance with Security Council resolution 2351

Bir-Lehlu (Liberated Zones), 4 June 2017 (SPS) The Polisario Front has informed the United Nations of the delay in the presence of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) in El Guerguerat in accordance with the letter and spirit of the April Security Council resolution.

Former German President, new UN envoy to Western Sahara

New York, June 4, 2017 (SPS) - Former German President Horst Köhler is to be appointed as UN envoy for Western Sahara to relaunch talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front, according to a letter released on Friday.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed last week the Security Council of his decision to appoint Köhler, and no country has objected, which validates his appointment.

WFP needs $7.9 million to maintain assistance to Sahrawi refugees

New York, June 4, 2017 (SPS) - The World Food Program (WFP) needs $7.9 million over the next six months to continue providing food aid to the Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday.

The UN chief called on donors to "urgently increase their assistance for this often neglected and vulnerable population," the UN chief added.

Cuba reiterates support for cause of Saharawi people (Cuban press)

Havana, 03 June 2017 (SPS) The President of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, on Friday reiterated the support of the Caribbean nation to the right of the people of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to independence and Self-determination, reported Cuba's national television.

President of Republic received by President of National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba

Havana, June 2, 2017 (SPS) President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, was received on Friday by the President of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, also member of the Political Bureau of the Cuban Communist Party.

Occupied Western Sahara, East Timor, on agenda in Lisbon

Lisbon, June 3, 2017 (SPS) - The issue of occupied Western Sahara and its similarities with East Timor was the main focus of an international conference held recently in Lisbon, Portugal, where the participants stressed on determination and international solidarity to snatch independence.

President of Republic meets officials of Cuban Communist Party

Havana (Cuba), June 3, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, met Thursday with officials of the Cuban Communist Party, led by Mr. José Ramón Balaguer, member of the party secretariat, who was accompanied by Party leaders.

Lisbon conference calls on EU to respect ECJ decision on Western Sahara

Lisbon, Portugal, 01 Jun 2017 (SPS) - The conference held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon adopted an appeal signed by the eminent lawyers Signed by the eminent jurists as well as the personalities present, to call on the EU member states and the European Commission to respect the decision of the European Court of Justice of 21 December.

President Brahim Ghali’s visit to Cuba: Supporting international cause at international level

Havana (Cuba), June 2, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali’s last visit to Cuba reflects the nature of the strong relations between the two countries and the support to the Sahrawi cause at the international level, which is a clear response to Morocco which is looking for a rapprochement with Havana to the detriment of the Sahrawi State, said American Arabic-language newspaper "Watan.”