February 2021

SPLA carries out its attacks against Moroccan occupation forces for 102nd consecutive day

Bir-Lahlu (Liberated Territories), 22 February 2021 (SPS) - The units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued their attacks against the Moroccan occupation forces for the 102nd consecutive day, said Sunday a communiqué of the Sahrawi Ministry of Defense.

Aminatou Haidar calls on Guterres to protect Sahrawi people from Morocco’s repressive practices

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories) 22 February 2021 (SPS) - Chairperson of the Sahrawi Organ against Moroccan Repression (ISACOM) Aminatou Haidar called the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to immediately intervene and protect the Sahrawi civilians from the systematic violations committed by Morocco and its repressive practices, holding him and the Security Council responsible for this relentlessness against Sahrawi rights.

Congress members message, "fatal blow" to Trump's statement (Polisario Front Representative in France)

Paris, 22 February 2021 (SPS) - Representative of the Polisario Front in France Mohamed Sidati said on Sunday that the message sent by members of the American Congress to President Joe Biden requesting the review of his predecessor's decision on Western Sahara comes as "a fatal blow "to Trump's statement.

Pan African Club condemns harassment of human rights activists in occupied Western Sahara

Uganda, 21 February 2021 (SPS) - Pan African Club, through its branch in Uganda, has condemned harassment of the Saharawi human rights activists by occupying Moroccan forces, confirming that the Forum is following with interest the state of Morocco’s ongoing abuses in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Canary Government underscores Spanish state’s responsibility for Saharawi issue

Canary Islands, 21 February 2021 (SPS)- Vice-president of the Canary Islands,Mr. Román Rodríguez, has made an appeal to the government of Mr. Pedro Sánchez to assume Spanish state’s full responsibility to conduct self-determination referendum in Western Sahara, as to intervene to halt Morocco’s violations of human rights.

New president of Peace for the Saharawi People’s Parliamentary Intergroup pledges to works for securing EU support to international efforts in Western Sahara

Vienna (Austria), 21 February 2021 (SPS) - the newly elected chairman of the European parliamentary intergroup “Peace for the Saharawi People”, Mr. Andreas Cheddar, has pledged to ensure that EU would lead the international efforts to resolve the question of Western Sahara, by exerting more pressure on Morocco within their bilateral agreements.

Virtual international seminar on human rights situation in occupied Saharawi territory

Geneva (Switzerland), 20 February 2021 (SPS) - The National Mechanism for Human Rights Coordination on Friday organized an online seminar under the title “working with international human rights mechanisms to shoulder their responsibilities for the protection of Saharawis under occupation.”

Ould Salek delivers letter from President Ghali to Ugandan President

Entebbe (Uganda), 19 February 2021 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, delivered on Friday a letter from the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, to the President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, who received him at the presidential palace in Entebbe.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, personal envoy of President of Republic received by Kenyan President

Nairobi (Kenya), 19 February 2021 (SPS) - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Personal Envoy of the President of the Republic, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, was received on Thursday by President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, who delivered a letter from President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali.

WMW calls on AU and UN to intervene to protect Sahrawis in occupied territories

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 19 February 2021 (SPS) - International Coordinator of World March of Women (WMW), Ms Graca samu, has called on the African Union and the United Nations to urgently intervene to ensure the protection of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

She urged the African Union and the United Nations to end human rights violations in Western Sahara and to support the Sahrawi women's struggle for freedom and independence.

"Moroccan occupying forces intend to physically eliminate me” Sultana Khaya

Bojador (Occupied Zones), Feb 18, 2021 (SPS) - The Saharawi human rights activist Sultana Sidbrahim Khaya stated that “the Moroccan occupation authorities intend to physically eliminate her, after several attempts that began on February 13 with an attack wild to the house where she and her family live.

CONASADH corresponds with ICRC´s president on catastrophic situation in OOTT of Western Sahara

Bir Lahlou, Feb 18, 2021 (SPS) -the Sahrawi Committee for Human Rights sent Wednesday a letter to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross regarding the dangerous conditions in the occupied areas of Western Sahara marked by brutal violation of human rights defenders by Moroccan occupying forces.

Front Line Defenders criticizes Moroccan occupation forces' harassment of Sahrawi human rights activists in OOTT

Dublin (Ireland), Feb 18, 2021 (SPS) - Front Line Defenders has strongly condemned the increased harassment by Moroccan authorities against Sahrawi human rights defenders living in Western Sahara over the past few months.

Democracy Now relates brutal assault on Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya

New York (United States)  Feb 18, 2021 (SPS)  - US non-governmental organization Democracy Now on Monday shed light on the "brutal" assault on Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya last weekend by Moroccan police agents at her home, in the occupied city of Boujdour, showing Morocco's violent campaign of repression in the occupied Sahrawi territories.

Spanish workers' committees renew its back to Saharawi people right to self-determination

La Rioja (Spain), Feb 17, 2021 (SPS) - The Spanish workers' committees called on the government of their country to "do everything possible to implement the United Nations resolutions to allow the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence, in accordance with UN Resolution 1415 ".

Moroccan occupation prohibit Sahrawi activists from entering the occupied city of Bojador

Occupied Bojador , Feb 17, 2021 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation authorities prevented a group of Sahrawi activists from entering the occupied city of Bojador on Wednesday morning.

Spanish Basque Socialist Party slams HR situation in occupied parts of Western Sahara

Donostia , Feb 17, 2021 (SPS) - The Spanish Basque Socialist Party (ESB) has condemned the campaign of repression by the Moroccan occupation forces against Saharawi militants in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

The party denounced the barbaric repression against the activist Sultana Khaya and her sister El Ouara within their own house and the international silence towards the Sahrawi population in the occupied cities.

Moroccan HRC Statement a maneuver to cover up its occupation crimes in Western Sahara (CONASADH)

Bir Lehlu (Sahrawi Republic), Feb17, 2021 (SPS) - The Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) affirmed that the statement published by the so-called Moroccan Council for Human Rights about its meeting with the human rights activist Sultana Khaya "It is nothing more than a maneuver to cover up the savage crimes suffered by the activist and her family at the hands of the Moroccan security forces."

Several solidarity demonstrations with HR activist Sultana Khaya take part at Occupied Aaiun

Occupied El Aaiún, Feb 17, 2021 (SPS) - Several peaceful demonstrations took part in the streets of the capital of occupied Western Sahara, El Aaiún, in solidarity with activist Sultana Khaya.

Hysteric escalation of repression against civilians in occupied territories of Western Sahara

Occupied Aaiun, Feb 17, 2021 (SPS) - -Sahrawi human rights activists and journalists report a “hysteric escalation” of systematic repression by Morocco against unarmed Sahrawis.

President of Republic stresses legitimate right to respond to Morocco's violation of safety of Sahrawi civilians

Bir Lahlou (SADR) 16 February 2021 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has affirmed in a letter to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and the rotating president of the Security Council, Barbara Woodward (United Kingdom), the legitimate right of the Sahrawi people to respond firmly to any action that jeopardizes the security and safety of any Sahrawi citizen wherever they are. 

President Brahim Gali regrets UN inaction it’s Security Council regarding catastrophic Occupied Areas

Bir Lehlu , Feb16, 2021 (SPS) - The President of the Saharawi Republic, Mr. Brahim Gali regretted this Tuesday the inaction of the international body and its Security Council in the face of serious aggressive acts against Sahrawi citizens in Occupied Zones.

Huge marches backing Saltana in Sahrawi Refugee Camps

Chahid El Hafed, Feb 16, 2021 (SPS) - Hundreds of people from the Sahrawi civil society have marched this Tuesday in a massive demonstration in solidarity with the well-known Sahrawi activist human rights activist Saltana Khaya in Sahrawi Refugee Camps.

The participants condemned the serious violations of human rights and the escalation of repressions and attacks on Sahrawi activists in the Occupied Zones of Western Sahara.SPS


HR situation in Western Sahara, a humanitarian catastrophe

Madrid, Feb 16, 2021 (SPS) - The charge d'affaires of the occupied Sahrawi territories, Abdallah Souilem, indicated on Monday that the "Moroccan occupying forces have intensified their repressive actions against Sahrawi civilians in order to intimidate them ", adding that the" degraded human rights situation in the occupied Sahrawi cities portends a humanitarian catastrophe if the international community does not intervene to dissuade the Moroccan regime ".

EH-Bildu criticizes Moroccan violence against Sahrawi civilian in the Occupied Areas

Donostia (Gipuzkoa), Feb16, 2021 (SPS) -The political organization Eh-Bildu has denounced the violence and harassment against human rights defenders in the occupied areas of Western Sahara by the occupied Moroccan regime.

EH-Buldu denounces that "members of the Moroccan occupation army have brutally attacked the Sahrawi activists Sultana Khaya and her sister Elwaara Khaya at thier home in the occupied city of Bojador."