July 2019

Ould Salek: "Human rights violations inWestern Sahara’s OOTT is a result of Moroccan blockade and the French support to Rabat"

Algeria, July 23, 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi Foreign Minister, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, said in a press conference held at the Embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Republic in Algiers today that the violations and repression suffered by the Saharawi people in the occupied areas are a direct result of the Moroccan siege backed by French support within the Security Council.

POLISARIO urges EU to intervene in face of serious situation in Western Sahara’s occupied areas

Brussels (Belgium), July 23, 2019 (SPS) – Sahrawi Minister Delegate to Europe, Mohamed Sidati has urged today the EU high representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to "intervene quickly to stop the repressive escalation that takes place in the occupied territories of Western Sahara."

World Peace Council condemns assassination of a young Saharawi woman by Moroccan forces of occupation

Athens (Greece) 23 July 2019 (SPS)- The President of the World Peace Council, Mrs. Socorro Gomez, expressed on Monday her vivid condemnation of the assassination by Moroccan forces of occupation of young Saharawi woman, Sabah Othman, last Friday night to Saturday morning, in the occupied city of El Aaiun.

Cebrapaz condemns Moroccan repression in occupied Western Sahara and mourns the death of young Sabah Ahmeida

Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) 23 July 2019 (SPS)– The Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the Peoples and Struggle for Peace (CEBRAPAZ) expressed its solidarity with the Saharawi people against the latest Moroccan para-military and police oppression ongoing since last Friday.

President of Republic demands independent investigation to reveal circumstances of assassination of Sahrawi young woman, dozens of unarmed Sahrawi victims

Bir Lahlou, 22 July 2019 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, has addressed a letter to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr.

Moroccan repression in occupied Western Sahara: Polisario calls on UN to intervene

New York (UN), 22 July 2019 (SPS)- Representative of the Polisario Front at the United Nations (UN) Mohamed Sidi Omar called on UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities in protecting the Sahrawi population, victim of atrocities perpetrated by the forces of the Moroccan occupation, denouncing the horrible assassination of a young Sahrawi woman on the sidelines of the peaceful celebration of the victory of the Algerian team in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (C

Several NGOs condemn Morocco's brutal repression in occupied Sahrawi territories

Shahed Al-Hafed, 22 July 2019 (SPS) – Sahrawi organizations and the Sahrawi National Human Rights Commission (CONASADH) have condemned Morocco's despicable acts and repression against Sahrawis in the occupied cities, while they were peacefully celebrating the victory of the Algerian football team in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Young Sahrawi killed: Polisario Front strongly condemns, calls on UN to assume its responsibilities

Shahed Al-Hafed, 22 July 2019 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Diaspora has condemned Moroccan forces' brutal intervention against Sahrawi civilians in the occupied territories, leaving a young woman dead and several others injured among Sahrawis who were peacefully celebrating Algeria's victory in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Young Sahrawi woman killed by Moroccan forces in occupied Al-Aaiun

Occupied Al-Aaiun, 22 July 2019 (SPS) - A young Sahrawi woman, Sabah Osman Hameida, was killed and several others were injured by Moroccan forces in the occupied city of Al-Aaiun during the peaceful celebration of the victory of the Algerian football team in the final of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Senegal.

Frente POLISARIO condemns visit of Moroccan government head to occupied city of Dakhla

New York (United Nations), 21 July 2019 (SPS) - Subsequent to the visit by the head of the Moroccan government to the occupied city of Dakhla, the Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Ammar, addressed a letter to H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The following is the full text of the letter:

Frente POLISARIO draws attention of Security Council to escalating repression of Morocco in occupied Sahrawi territories

New York (United Nations), 21 July 2019 (SPS) - In light of the escalating wave of repression currently taking place in the occupied Sahrawi territories as a result of the violent intervention of the Moroccan occupation forces against Sahrawi civilians, the representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, has addressed a letter to H.E. Mr.

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi fans celebrating victory of Algerian football team

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 20 July 2019 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation forces intervened violently against hundreds of Sahrawi citizens who took to the streets on Friday evening, in El-Aaiun, occupied capital of Western Sahara, in celebration of the Algerian football team's victory in the African Cup of Nations.

Sahrawi government responds to recent statements by Moroccan ministers

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated land), 19 July 2019 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Government has responded to statements made by the Ministers of Moroccan state of occupation related to the Sahrawi-Moroccan conflict and the issue of human rights, in a statement made public on Friday by the Ministry of Information.

Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa supports the struggle of Western Sahara for freedom and self-determination

Cape Town (South Africa), July  18, 2019 (SPS)- The President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, reiterated the support of his country to the legitimate struggle of Saharawi people for freedom and self-determination, in his address yesterday  before the South African Parliament to present the Presidency budget vote for 2019-2020.

Morocco wants to silence Saharawi media activists and France is shamelessly supporting the occupation (Saharawi Diplomat to Australian 3CR Radio)

Melbourne (Australia), July  18, 2019  (SPS) – the  POLISARIO Frente’s Representative to Australia and New Zealand, Mr. kamal Fadel, accused Morocco of committing serious human rights abuses against Saharawi activists, including bloggers and journalists like Mrs. Nezha Khalidi, and deplores the fact that France is still supporting Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara against all odds.

Foreign Affairs Minister and President Personal Envoy is received by the Rwandan President

Kigali, July 17, 2019 (SPS) -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, was received by the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, who handed him a letter from the President of the Republic, Brahim Gali.

Moroccan Army involvement in smuggling drugs and humans represents direct threat to regional and international peace and security (Full text letter)

New York (United Nations), July 16, 2019 (SPS) - The Polisario Front has asserted that the involvement of the Moroccan army in drug and human trafficking poses a direct threat to regional and international peace and security, in a letter addressed by Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi-Mohamed Omar, to H.E. Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, President of the Security Council.

POLISARIO calls UNSC to compel Morocco to uphold its regional and international responsibilities that are threatening security and stability in the whole region

New York, July 16, 2019 – the Representative of the Frente POLISARIO at the United Nations, Dr Sidi M. Omar has called Security Council to compel Morocco to uphold its regional and international responsibilities and to desist from its destabilising actions that are threatening security and stability of its neighbours and the whole region in a letter sent to the President of the Security Council, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, H.E.

Blood phosphate Secretly shipped from Western Sahara to New Zealand raises interest in New Zealand activists’ circles

Willington (New Zealand), July 16, 2019 (SP (SPS)– New Zealand Newspaper, “Otago Daily Times”, published a long article on Tuesday early morning (New Zealand time= GMT+12), about Saharawi, New Zealander and international activists tracking a strange ship that seems to be secretly heading to New Zealand with an uknown quantity of stolen Saharawi Phosphate, illegally mined and marketed by Morocco, the occupying power in Western Sahara.

No time to ignore 'blood phosphates'

By Bruce Munro

Saharawi refugees living in El-Aiun camp near Tindouf, in Algeria, protest against New Zealand's...

Saharawi refugees living in El-Aiun camp near Tindouf, in Algeria, protest against New Zealand's continued use of Western Sahara phosphate. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Polisario Front calls on Spain to defend Sahrawis’ right to self-determination

Seville (Spain), July 14, 2019 (SPS)– The Polisario Front representative in Spain Kheira Bulahi Bad called on Madrid to defend the Sahrawi people right to self-determination, stressing that the Moroccan occupation continues blocking the Spanish observers and human rights defenders from entering the Sahrawi territories.

Seizure of 1525 kg of cannabis, machine guns (Ministry of Defense)

Shaheed Al-Hafeed, 13 July 2019 (SPS) - Units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) seized on Friday 1525 kg of cannabis, a PKT machine gun with 1100 rounds of ammunition, two Kalashnikovs with 200 rounds, and arrested four smugglers on a 4WD Toyota, in the region of Rous Timlouza, indicated the Ministry of Defense in a statement.

France: AARASD denounces expulsion of activist Claude Mangin Asfari of Morocco

Paris, July 10, 2019 (SPS) - The Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic of France (AARASD) on Monday denounced the expulsion of Morocco activist Claude Mangin who tried Monday to visit her husband Naâma Asfari, a Saharawi political prisoner in Kenitra prison (Morocco).

Ecuadorian National Assembly Speaker receives Minister Delegate to Latin America

Quito (Ecuador), July 10, 2019 (SPS) - The Minister Delegate to Latin America, Mr. Omar Mansour, was received on Tuesday along with Sahrawi Republic  Ambassador to Ecuador, Ali Salem Sid-zain Salim, by the President of the Ecuadorian National Assembly Mr. Thessar Litorado at the headquarter  of the Ecuadorian Parliament.

Statement of Mr. Mohamed Salem Uld Salek, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Republic

Niamey, Niger, 9 July 2019  - The Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister gave statements to the media after the end of the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union held in Niamey, capital of the Republic of Niger, in which he tried to cover the great disappointment Morocco is facing at the political and legal levels.

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