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Chairwoman of Algerian-Sahrawi Parliamentary Committee of Friendship and Brotherhood calls for release of Sahrawi political prisoners

Sahaheed El Hafed, 4 April 2016 (SPS) - Chairwoman of the Algerian-Sahrawi Parliamentary Committee of Friendship and Brotherhood Ms. Saida Bounab called Sunday on the United Nations to intervene to release the Saharawi political prisoners in the Moroccan jails.

“We have achieved a lot and we believe we will win in our struggle,” says President of Republic

Shaheed El Hafed, 4 April 2016 (SPS) – “WE have achieved a lot and we believe we will win in our struggle to liberate ourselves from Morocco’s occupation. Our dream of independence is realistic. Yes we have suffered, but we have not lost our hopes for victory,” affirmed the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, recently in an interview with Tanzanian Daily News.

Western Sahara, one of the countries with most mines in the world

Dakhla (refugee camps), 4 April 2016 (SPS) - With more than 9 million antipersonnel mines spread throughout its territories, Western Sahara is ranked among the ten countries with most mines in the world, with all that represent these deadly weapons for the Sahrawi people for several decades, but also for the environment.

SNCHR calls ON ACHPR to intervene to save lives of Saharawi political prisoners on hunger strike

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), April 3, 2016 (SPS) The Saharawi National Commission on Human Rights (SNCHR) called on the President of the African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) Pansy Tlakula to "urgently" intervene to end the tragedy of the 13 Saharawi political prisoners on hunger strike since 1 March, in a letter a copy of which received by SPS. 

Secretariat of Political Organization holds meeting to pursue health situation of political prisoners on hunger strike

Shaheed El Hafed, April 3, 2016 (SPS) - The follow up cellule of the Secretariat of the Political Organization of the Polisario front held on Saturday a meeting to pursue the health situation of the Sahrawi political prisoners on hunger strike for 33 consecutive days. 

AI calls on Moroccan authorities to release Sahrawi political prisoners

London, 2April 2016 (SPS) - Amnesty International (AI) on Saturday launched an urgent appeal to the Moroccan authorities to release the thirteen Sahrawi human rights defenders, held in Moroccan Salé prison and observing a hunger strike since early March.

Colombian Congress calls for intensifying support to Saharawi people and their legitimate cause

Bogotá, 2 April 2016 (SPS) - Member of the Colombian Congress, Mr. Jorge Robledo, called Tuesday on his government to "intensify support for the Saharawi people and their legitimate cause and restore diplomatic relations with the Sahrawi Arab Republic Democratic Republic (SADR), during his speech at the international conference, Western Sahara: Africa's last colony held at the headquarters of the Congress.

Boujdour hosts works of Fourth International Symposium on Women and Resistance

Wilaya of Boujdour, 2 April 2016 (SPS) – The Wilaya of Boujdour, Sahrawi refugee camps, will host two-day works of the Fourth International Symposium on Women and Resistance under the theme “The forgotten plight of the Sahrawi women,” in the presence of delegations of foreign women, announced Saturday  to the National Union of Sahrawi Women. 

Eucoco urges Security Council Members to include human rights in MINURSO’s mandate (Letter)

Brussels, April 01, 2016 (SPS) – the president of the European Coordination of support and solidarity with Sahrawi people (Eucoco), Mr Pierre Galand has sent letter to Members of the UN Security Council urging them to include human rights in MINURSO’s mandate in Western Sahara, in a letter a copy of which obtained by SPS.

 

Respecting Saharawi people right to self-determination, key to Western Sahara question solution (leader of the Norwegian Conservative Youth)

Oslo (Norway) April 01, 2016 - the leader of the Norwegian youth Conservative Party,  Mr. Christian Toninj, asserted that any solution to the issue of Western Sahara must pass through respect the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, recalling that Western Sahara issue  is still listed on the United Nations list of territories that are still waiting the decolonization during reception of Polisario Front representative to Norway, Mr.

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