September 2020

Right Livelihood Foundation: "Stop the smear campaign and prosecution of Aminatou Haidar and Sahrawi activists"

Stockholm (Sweden) 30 September 2020 (SPS)- The Right Livelihood Foundation strongly condemned Moroccan Media  campaign against Saharawi Organ against Moroccan occupation (ISACOM), in a press release issued Today by the Foundation and published on its website.

Following is the complete text reproduced by SPS:

ISACOM warns of Moroccan authority’s intention to launch arrests and harassment campaign against its members

Occupied Aaiun, Sept 30, 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Commission against Moroccan Occupation has warned, in a statement, Wednesday, against the physical targeting of its members by the Moroccan occupation authorities on Tuesday after Moroccan media and parties launched a chauvinist incitement campaign against the Commission since its inception on September 20 in the occupied city of Aaiun.

Saharawi President congratulates President Masisi for 54th Independence Day of Botswana

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 29 September 2020 (SPS)- The President of the Saharawi Republic, H.E. Brahim Ghali, congratulated H.E. President Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, for the 54th Independence of the Republic of Botswana, in a letter he addressed him on the occasion on Monday 28 September.

The UN denies false statements attributed by Moroccan Media to UN Secretary General on the illegal breach in Guerguarat in Western Sahara

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 29 September 2020 (SPS)- The Government of the Saharawi Republic, denied in a press release issued by its Ministry of Information, “fake news” published by Moroccan official Press Agency, reporting an alleged statement by UN Secretary General, António Guterres, on the illegal breach in Guerguarat region, in Western Sahara.

Saharawi government condemns Moroccan “fabrications” before the General Assembly and calls on the UN to assume its responsibilities for the decolonization of Western Sahara

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 27 September 2020 (SPS)- Saharawi government condemned in a press release issued Today, the Moroccan Prime Minister’s “falsehoods and fabrications” before the 75th UN General Assembly, calling on the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities in the decolonization of Western Sahara.

Following is the complete text of the Press Release, of which SPS received a copy:

Polisario Front warns against threats to stability in region conducted by Morocco (Statement)

Bir-Lehlou (Liberated Territories), 27 September 2020 (SPS) - The Polisario Front and the SADR government have alerted the international community, the United Nations and its mission for the organization of the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), on the seriousness of the escalation led by the Moroccan occupation state, calling on the UN Security Council to take a clear and firm position in order to save international peace and security in the region.

Sahrawi civilian prisoner Brahim Dedi Ismaili initiates warning hunger strike at Ait Meloul 2 prison

Ait Melloul (Morocco), 27 September 2020 (SAPS) - Sahrawi civilian prisoner, Brahim Dedi Ismaili, who is serving an unjust and harsh life imprisonment sentence at the local prison of Ait Meloul 2, in the suburbs of the Moroccan city of Agadir, initiated on Friday a 24-hour warning hunger strike, said the Association for the Protection of Sahrawi Prisoners, citing family sources.

AI calls on Morocco to drop unjustified charges against Brahim Amrikli

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 27 September  2020 (SPS) - Amnesty International has demanded, for the second time in less than a month, that the Moroccan occupation authorities immediately drop the "unjustified" charges against journalist Brahim Amrikli.

Lesotho stands with the people of Western Sahara’s quest for independence

New York (United Nations) 26 September 2020 (SPS)- The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Honorable Dr. Moeketsi Majoro, afirmed that “Lesotho will continue to stand with the people of Western Sahara in their quest for independence”, in his address before the 75th UN General Assembly Today.

Sierra Leone express commitment to UN efforts aimed at “total elimination of colonialism”

New York (United Nations) 25 September 2020 (SPS)- The Vice President of Zierra Leone, Mr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, reiterated his country’s commitment to UN efforts aimed at “total elimination of colonialism”, in his country’s speech before the UN General Assembly Today.

Timor-Leste calls on the UN to speed-up the process for the decolonization of Western Sahara

New York (United Nations) 25 September 2020 (SPS)- The President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Mr. Francisco Gutteres Lu Olo, called on the UN to speed-up the process for the decolonization of Western Sahara, in his speech yesterday before the UN 75th General Assembly in New York.

Zimbabwe calls on the UN Security Council “to increase efforts towards ending the occupation of Western Sahara”

New York (United Nations) 25 September 2020 (SPS)- The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, H.E. Dr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, called on the UN Security Council “to increase efforts towards ending the occupation of Western Sahara”, in his speech before the UN General Assembly yesterday.

He further stressed that “self-determination and independence are intrinsic and fundamental rights that should be enjoyed by all without distinction.”

President Masisi to General Assembly: UN must achieve total Decolonisation and self-determination of all peoples

New York (United Nations) 24 September 2020 (SPS)– The President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, stressed on the need to achieve “decolonisation and self-determination to all peoples”, in his speech before the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, held last Monday.

Hage Geingob: Namibia continues supporting Western Sahara right to self-determination and freedom

New York (United Nations) 24 September 2020 (SPS)- The President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, expressed his country’s continued support to the freedom of Western Sahara from Moroccan occupation, in his speech yesterday before the 75th UN General Assembly.

President of Republic congratulates President of Guinea-Bissau on National Day

Bir Lahlou, 24 Sept 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, H.E. Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the independence of his country.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune calls on UN to expedite Sahrawi people´s self-determination referendum

Algeria, Sept 23, 2020 (SPS) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has called Wednesday, the United Nations to speed up the organization of a referendum of self-determination of the Sahrawi people.

Ramaphosa: South Africa calls for an end to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara

New York (United Nations) 22 September 2020 (SPS)- The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, called in his video speech before the 4th Plenary meeting of the UN general Assembly Today, “for an end to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara”.

“As we celebrate the founding of an organisation dedicated to freedom and equality, the people of Palestine and Western Sahara continue to live under occupation,” President Ramaphosa regretted.

Saharawi Organ against Moroccan Occupation affirms attachment to Saharawi people’s right to freedom and independence

El Aaiun (Saharawi Republic) 22 September 2020 (SPS)- Saharawi Organ against the Moroccan Occupation (ISACOM- in its Spanish abbreviation), affirmed attachment to the right of the people of Western Sahara to freedom and independence, in its Founding Communiqué issued Sunday 20 September 2020.

Human rights organizations remind of more than 400 cases in Western Sahara still missing

Geneva (Switzerland), 21 September 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi National Commission for Human Rights, along with 240 human rights organizations, have reminded the UN Working Group against Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances of more than 400 Sahrawis who have been missing since the invasion and military occupation of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco.

Constitutive conference of the “Saharawi Organ Against the Moroccan Occupation” calls from occupied El Aaiun to the quick decolonisation of Western Sahara

El Aaiun (Saharawi Republic) 20 September 2020 (SPS)- The Constitutive Conference of the “Saharawi Organ Against the Moroccan Occupation” was held Today in the city of El Aaiun, the occupied capital of the Saharawi Republic, under the name "Conference of Martyr Mohamed Abdel Aziz", calling for a quick decolonisation of Western Sahara.

President of Republic felicitates Prime Minister of Belize on Independence Day

Bir Lehlou, 21 September 2020 (SPS) - President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, H. E. Mr. Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of Belize, H.E. Mr. Dean Barrow, on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of his country’s Independence Day.

New Sahrawi ambassador to Nicaragua presents his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs

Managua (Nicaragua) September 19, 2020 (SPS) - The new ambassador of the Sahrawi Republic to Nicaragua, Mr. Wali Amer Ali-Salem, presented Friday his credentials to Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua, Mr. Denis Moncada, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

World March of Women virtual symposium: the case of Sahrawi women as a model of human rights violations facing African women

Windhoek (Namibia) 19 September 2020 (SPS) - The African Continent Coordination of the World March of Women organized Friday in Windhoek, Namibia, a virtual symposium on the human rights violations facing African women, taking the case of Sahrawi women in the occupied territories of the Sahrawi Republic and African women in countries of conflict as a model.

Geneva Conference on Western Sahara voices full support to self-determination

Geneva, Sept, 17 2020 (SPS) -The participants in a videoconference, held Tuesday in Geneva by the Support Group to Western Sahara, urged the United Nations (UN) to accelerate the holding of a self-determination referendum on occupied Western Sahara.    

240 NGOs call on the UNHRC to implement programmes of cooperation with Polisario Front

Geneva (Human Rights Council) 16 September 2020 (SPS)- American Association of Jurists’ Representative in Geneva, Mr. Gianfranco Fattorini, called on the UN Human Rights Council, on behalf of a group of 240 organisation, “to implement a programme of technical cooperation and capacity building with the legal representative of the people of Western Sahara, the Polisario Front.”

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