July 2017

Sahrawi Government denounces Morocco's continued intransigence towards conflict in Western Sahara

Shaheed El-Hafed, July 31, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi government denounced the contents of the speech of the King of Morocco on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the so-called his “ascension of the throne”,  a speech, according to the Polisario Front, showed a total intransigence on the issue of Western Sahara.

National Council concludes legislative session

9 June School (Shaheed El-Hafed), July 30, 2017 (SPS) - The National Council concluded Sunday its legislative session, during which it reviewed and ratified projects and proposals of laws.

President of Republic sends condolences to President Butaflika on passing away of former Prime Minister Redhda Malek

Bir-Lahlu, July 30, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali, has sent his condolences to Algerian President Abdelaziz Buteflika on the occasion of the passing away of former Prime Minister Redha Malek.

"We learnt with great sadness and sorrow the news of the passing away of former Prime Minister Redha Malek, on Saturday, July 29, 2017," lamented the president of the republic.

Council of Grand Canary rejects decision to delimit maritime borders between Morocco and Canary Islands

Madrid, July 30, 2017 (SPS) - The Grand Canary City Council, headed by the political parties of the Canary Islands and the Socialist Party (PSOE), rejected during its plenary meeting on Friday the decision of Morocco to delimit its maritime borders off the Canary Islands by integrating the waters of Western Sahara, said the head of international solidarity, Carmelo Ramirez.

Sand plundered from Western Sahara covers beach in Canary Islands

London, July 29, 2017 (SPS) - Tauro beach in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), once rocky, has been covered in sand illegally taken from the last African colony, Western Sahara, as noted by an investigation conducted by British newspaper the Guardian published on Saturday.

President of Republic calls on AU Commission for release of Sahrawi political prisoners

Bir-Lehlu (SADR), July 29, 2017 - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali, has called on the Commission of the African Union to work for the release of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group and all Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons.

Swedish parliamentary network for Western Sahara calls for independent international investigation into torture of Gdeim Izik prisoners

Stockholm, July 29, 2017 (SPS) - The Swedish parliamentary network for Western Sahara has demanded an independent international investigation into the torture practices against prisoners of Gdeim Izik group and the rest of the Saharawi prisoners held in the prisons of the Moroccan occupation.

Trouble in paradise: the Canary Island beach accused of illegally importing sand

Investigation launched into allegations that sand in Gran Canaria resort was sourced from Africa’s last colony, in breach of international law

Friday 28 July 2017 14.44 BST

When David Silva picked up a spade on a beach in the Canary Islands last summer and started shovelling sand from a wooden box, it seemed innocuous enough.

President of Republic calls on AU for release of Sahrawi political prisoners

Bir-Lehlu, July 28, 2017 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, called on the African Union to intervene in order to expedite the release of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group and all Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons.

Gdeim Izik: Associations condemn sentences against Sahrawi political detainees

Paris, July 27, 2017 (SPS) -   Several associations have condemned Wednesday the sentences issued against the Sahrawi political detainees of Group Gdeim Izik by Rabat Court, demanding their release and the end of the Moroccan repression against the Sahrawis in the Occupied Territories.

POLISARIO delegate in Spain calls for liberation of Gdeim Izik prisoners

Madrid, July 27, 2017 (SPS) -  The delegate of the Frente POLISARIO in Spain Jira Bulahi called the government of Mariano Rajo to intervene with Morocco to free the Sahrawi prisoners of the Gdeim Izik camp recently convicted to heavy sentences.

WAELE strongly expresses its concern over the last unjust sentencing of Saharawi political prisoners of Gdiem Izik

 Abuja, Nigeria, July 26th, 2017 (SPS) - Women Advancement for Economic & Leadership Empowerment in Africa (WAELE/ARCELFA) has strongly expressed its concern over the last unjust sentencing of Saharawi 23 political prisoners who are journalist and human right activists from Gdiem Izik by Court of Appeal in Sale, The Kingdom of Morocco on the 19th of July 2017 in letter to his Excellency, Mr. Antonio Guterres ,United Nation General Secretary.

President of Republic congratulates Cuban people on 64nd Moncada Garrison Assault

Bir Lahlou, July 26, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, sends today a congratulatory message to his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro Ruz on the occasion of the 64nd anniversary of the heroic qssault on the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba.

President of Republic sends a message of condolence to Algerian President following the death of the Chancellor at the Presidency Kamel Rezzag Bara

Bir Lahlou, July 26, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, sent a letter of condolence to the Algerian President, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in which he extended his condolences on his behalf and on behalf of the people and the government of the Saharawi Republic, to the family of the deceased, Kamel Rezzag Bara , who died Tuesday morning.

Ministers Council holds Meeting on national cause developments

Chahi El Hafed, July 26, 2017 (SPS) - The expanded Council of Ministers met on Tuesday, under the presidency of the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, to address the progress of the national cause and to evaluate the presidential tour, which his last leg, has been Chahid El Hafed.

UN urged to find mechanism to monitor, protect human rights in Western Sahara

Bir Lahlou (Sahrawi Liberated Territories)- President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO Brahim Gali called on the United Nations to find a mechanism to monitor and protect human rights in Western Sahara, affirming that the sentences pronounced against the political prisoners of “Gdeim Izik” group was another “proof of Morocco’s intention to continue the violation of human rights in the occupied territories in the absence

Swiss Committee for the Supporting Saharawi People condemns Gdeim Izik Group unfair trial

Geneva (Switzerland) July 25, 2017 (SPS) - The Swiss Committee for the Support of the Saharawi People expressed its condemnation after the a mock trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners, known as the Gdeim Izik Group by the Moroccan occupation court, describing the trial as unfair and lacking concrete evidence.

President of the World Peace Council rejects the sentences imposed by Morocco against Saharawi activists

Reacting to news of the extreme sentences imposed by the Moroccan authorities against a group of Saharawi activists (which include life imprisonment), the President of the World Peace Council, Socorro Gomes, has issued a statement this Sunday (23) to strongly reject the persecution of the activists and to call for the end of the occupation of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco.

Meeting of subcommittee for national and international program of solidarity with Sahrawi political prisoners group

Shaheed El-Hafed, 24 July 2017 (SPS) - Minister Counselor to the Presidency of the Republic, member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Bashir Mustafa Sayed, chaired Monday a meeting of the subcommittee for national and international program of solidarity with the Sahrawi political prisoners group and condemnation of the unjust sentences issued against them.

Swedish commission of solidarity with Sahrawi people denounces sentences against Gdeim Izik

Stockholm (Sweden), July 23, 2017 (SPS) - The Swedish commission of solidarity with the Sahrawi people denounced the iniquitous sentences against the Sahrawi political prisoners of "Gdeim Izik" group, affirming that the trial and according to the testimony of international observers who attended the trial was just a “pure staging” and that the sentences were pronounced on the basis of confessions extracted under torture and false testimony.

Gdeim Izik prisoners’ sentence: Sidati urges EU to intervene to end escalation of repression

Brussels, July 23, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister, representative of the Polisario Front for Europe Mohamed Sidati on Sunday urged the European Union (EU) to intervene to end the “escalation of Morocco's repression” against the Sahrawi people and force it to stop its “occupation” and “oppression” policy.

Sentences inflicted by Moroccan occupation against Gdeim Izik group “strictly political"

Algiers, July 23, 2017 (SPS) – Adviser at the presidency of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Lahritani Lahcen said Sunday in Algiers that the sentences issued by Sale Court in Rabat against 25 Sahrawi political detainees of Gdeim Izik Group are "strictly political and null" because they are not based on evidences.

President of Republic demands “immediate and unconditional” release of Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik Group (Full text letter)

Bir-Lehlu, July 23, 2017 (SPS) – President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, has called on the United Nations “to make all necessary representations to the Moroccan authorities to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik Group and all Sahrawi political prisoners held unlawfully in Moroccan jails,” in a letter Friday to UN Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres.

President of Republic considers sentences against prisoners of Gdeim Izik further evidence of Morocco's intentions to continue policy of human rights violations without witnesses

Bir-Lehlu (Liberated Territory), 23 July 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, considered the rulings against Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group as another proof of Morocco's intentions to continue to violate human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara With the presence of witnesses.

Sahrawi human rights activists prevented from visiting released Sahrawi political prisoner

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), July 23, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan occupation forces prevented a group of Sahrawi human rights activists from visiting released Sahrawi political prisoner Diesh Daf in his family's house in occupied city of  El-Aaiun.

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