Rally in Paris for release of Gdeim Izik prisoners

Paris, April 17, 2017 (SPS) A rally in the Place des Invalides near the Paris metro will take place Tuesday to demand the "immediate and unconditional" release of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group, and

The rally, called for by the platform of solidarity with the Saharawi people, in collaboration with the Saharawi associations and community in France, as well as the League of Saharawi Students in France, also demands for the cessation of Moroccan repression against defenseless Saharawi civilians in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, who peacefully demand the right of their people to self-determination and independence.

It calls for the rapid organization of the referendum on self-determination, in order to enable the Saharawi people to decide freely on their future.

It also calls for the extension of the mandate of the UN mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to monitor respect of human rights in Western Sahara, awaiting its decolonization through a fair and transparent referendum under the auspices of the UN and AU.

Moreover, the rally demands for the respect and full application of the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of 21 December 2016, which excludes Western Sahara from the agreements between the European Union and Morocco. (SPS)