July 2020

President of Republic felicitates President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Eid Al-Adha

Bir Lahlu, July 30, 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, has sent a congratulatory message to the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria , Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.

Jatri Aduh supervises closing of Summer University of Sahrawi Youth and Students

Para-Medical School, July 27, 2020 (SPS) – The head of the Secretariat of Political Organization, of the Frente POLISARIO, Jatri Aduh, oversaw Monday the closing of Martyr Hmeti Nagih Summer University of Sahrawi Youth and Students, held July 22-27, under the theme « Sahrawi Students loyalty and commitment to the Martyrs .» 

Aid to Sahrawi: Embezzlement allegations are "absurd and ridiculous"

Brussels, 27 July 2020 (SPS) - Morocco's allegations, through a small group of its far-right allies in the European Parliament regarding the "alleged misappropriation of humanitarian aid" sent to the Sahrawi refugees, are "baseless, absurd and ridiculous," said Monday Polisario Front delegate for Europe and the European Union, Oubi Bouchraya Bachir.

Polisario Front denounces Morocco's "blackmail"

New York, 26 July 2020 (SPS) - The Polisario Front's Representative to the United Nations, Sidi Mohamed Omar, denounced on Friday Morocco's constant recourse to "blackmail" in the implementation of UN resolutions on the Sahrawi issue, arguing that the only path sought by Rabat is the "indefinite irresolution of the conflict" in Western Sahara.

Spain “must honor its historical responsibilities”

Moscow, 25 July 2020 (SPS) - Spain “must honor its historical responsibilities by putting an end to the injustice committed” against the Sahrawi people, said Russian media outlet Pravda, pointing out that the time has come to decolonize Africa’s last colony.

Humanitarian aid to Sahrawi people: Misuse allegations are “unfounded”

Brussels, 25 July 2020 (SPS) - The allegations of misusing the humanitarian aid of the European Union (EU) to the Sahrawi refugees are “unfounded,” and they only divert the international opinion from the issue of the occupation of Western Sahara and the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, said Algeria’s ambassador to Brussels Amar Belani.

Opening of Tenth edition of Youth and Students Summer University

ChahId Ahmed Abdel-Fattah Paramedical School, July 23, 2020 (SPS) - the Summer University for Youth and Students, bearing the name of the martyr “Hameti Najih”,  kicked off Wednesday  in the Para-Medical School  under the motto Sahrawi students, Loyalty, Commitment to the Martyrs .', scheduled to be between 22-28 July, according to SPS source.

CONASADH expresses its concern over Saharawi political prisoner’s situation in Moroccan prisons

Bir Lehlu, July 22, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) expressed deep concern over the mistreatment of the Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan jails by the Moroccan occupation authorities, preventing them te medical assistance and necessary treatments during this period in which the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is spreading.

Ireland supports UN-led process and the right to self-determination in Western Sahara

Dublin (Ireland) 21 July 2020 (SPS)- The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Simon Coveney, reaffirmed his country’s support to the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and to UN-led process of decolonisation in this last colony in Africa,.

Gdeim Izik’s Sahrawi detainees on hunger strike

El-Aaiun, 20 July 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi political detainees of the central prison of Kenitra and of local prison Tiflet 2, were on Friday on a hunger strike of 48 hours in solidarity with their companion Ahmed El Bachir Ahemd Esbaai, honorary chairman of the Sahrawi Association for the protection of the political prisoners, who was victim of medical negligence.

South Africa warns UN Security Council about violence against women in occupied Western Sahara

New York (United Nations), 19 July 2020 (SPS) – South Africa warned the UN Security Council about the increasing violations of human rights in occupied Palestine and Western Sahara, in particular the hostilities permanently committed against women.

Namibia roundly criticizes Spain over involvement in Western Sahara resources plunder

Geneva, 18 July 2020 (SPS) – Namibia has roundly criticized Spain in Geneva for its involving in the illegal exploitation of Western Sahara resources, claiming that Madrid "evaded its international responsibilities."

On Thursday, during the periodic review of the human rights situation in Spain, Namibia regretted that the recommendations it had formulated on this subject were only partially accepted by this country.

Security Council called upon to include human rights monitoring in MINURSO mandate

Geneva (Switzerland), 18 July 2020 (SPS) - The Geneva Support Group for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Western Sahara called Thursday on the United Nations Security Council to include a chapter on human rights monitoring in the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Covid-19: No cases recorded in Sahrawi refugee camps, liberated territories

Shaheed El-Hafed, 18 July 2020 (SPS) - Saharawi Minister of Public Health, Kheira Bulahi, said Thursday that the Helath Ministry "has not recorded any confirmed case" of Covid-19 in the Saharawi refugee camps and liberated territories of Western Sahara.

Morocco: Did AU Violate its own principles?

BY Oscar Kasya *

Saharawi President congratulates Galicians and Basques on recent elections results

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Areas), July 16, 2020 (SPS) - The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, has conveyed his congratulations to Basques and Galicians on the results achieved in recent elections.

National Secretariat praises SPLA’s efforts against organized crime and drugs

Chahid El Hafed, July 15, 2020 (SPS) - The National Secretariat praised the efforts of the Sahrawi army units in protecting the liberated lands of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) against the organized crime and drugs.

National Secretariat calls on UNSC to assume its responsibilities towards implementing the 1991 settlement plan

Chahid El Hafed, July 15, 2020 (SPS) - The National Secretariat called on the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities towards implementing the settlement plan in 1991, stressing the readiness of the Sahrawi people to take all necessary measures to obtain their legitimate rights to freedom and independence.

Governments, multinationals called upon to cease illegal activities in occupied Western Sahara

Geneva, July 15, 2020 (SPS) - A group of international human rights organizations warned governments and multinational companies that by pursuing their economic activities in the occupied Sahrawi territories they support Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara and greatly affect the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination. 

Prensa Latina & SPS: Saharawi Ambassador meets Prensa Latina’s Officials

Havana (Cuba), July 15, 2020 (SPS) - the Sahrawi ambassador in Havana, Omar Bulsan, visited yesterday the Prensa Latina News Agency to exchange possible collaborations and agreements with the Saharawi News Agency, Sahara Press Service.

CONASADH calls on the African Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights to urgently to release all Sahrawi civilian prisoners in Moroccan prisons

Chahid El Hafed, July 14, 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi National Commission for Human Rights, called for urgent action to release all Sahrawi civilian prisoners in Moroccan prisons in the works of the 66th session of the African Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights through the virtual space

National Secretariat holds its second ordinary session after 15th Congress of Polisario Front

Shaheed El-Hafed, 13 July 2020 (SPS) -   The second ordinary session of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front following the 15th Congress of the Polisario Front commenced on Sunday, under the chairmanship of President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Gali.

Polisario: It is obvious that EU does not recognize Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara

Brussels, 13 July 2020 (SPS) - The Polisario representative for Europe and the European Union (EU), Oubi Bouchraya Bachir, said it was obvious that the EU does not recognize Morocco's alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara, recalling that the European institutions had ruled on the separation between the two territories, Morocco and Western Sahara

Sahrawi refugees: Supposed “misuse” of humanitarian aid clearly denied by EU

Brussels, 13 July 2020 (SPS) - Algeria’s ambassador to Brussels Amar Belani denounced Saturday the disinformation campaign led by the Moroccan media on the so-called “misuse of the European humanitarian aid granted to Sahrawi refugees, noting that these unfounded allegations were clearly denied by EU’s top officials in charge of the file.

Morocco uses "corruption and intimidation" to maintain occupation of Western Sahara

Geneva, 12 July 2020 (SPS) - The Human Rights Organization "France Libertés" said during the proceedings of the 44th of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Morocco used "corruption and intimidation" in its foreign policy to sit down and maintain its illegal occupation of Western Sahara.