Spanish Solidarity municipalities reaffirm support for Sahrawi cause, inalienable right to self-determination

Madrid, 6 November 2022 (SPS) - The Spanish municipalities in solidarity with the Sahrawi people have reaffirmed their support for the Sahrawi people's cause and the inalienable right to self-determination and independence, in a statement following their conference in Madrid, Spain.

In their statement, the Spanish municipalities recalled that "the Sahrawi people have struggled for more than fifty years to exercise their right to self-determination through a free and democratic referendum, recognized through numerous resolutions of the United Nations, the European Union and the African Union, and that the Sahrawi question is listed in the United Nations as an issue of decolonization that has not yet been completed due to the Moroccan occupation."

The Spanish municipalities denounced the failure of the United Nations and the European Union to exert the necessary pressure on the Government of Morocco to comply with the resolutions and end this conflict, which threatens stability and security in the region, especially after the resumption of war in Western Sahara.

The Spanish municipalities, indicates the statement, intend to increase political initiatives and cooperation in the humanitarian field to alleviate the suffering in the Sahrawi refugee camps.

The municipalities condemned Morocco's violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara and the plundering of Sahrawi natural resources, calling for the intervention of human rights organizations and the immediate release of Sahrawi political detainees in Moroccan prisons.