President of Republic chairs meeting of Permanent Bureau of National Secretariat

Shaheed El-Hafed, June 11, 2017 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, chaired Saturday a meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, addressed internal and external issues related to the national cause, focusing on the Intifada of Independence and the national programs planned during this summer, especially the youth and students program.

The Bureau strongly condemned the illegal and immoral practices witnessed by the unfair trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group, including the use of force against them and their supporters, in an atmosphere of blockade and siege.

It called for an urgent intervention in order to allow the prisoners of Gdeim Izik to enjoy all their rights, including their trial in their land, Western Sahara, the immediate and unconditional release of all Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons in, and full respect for international law and international humanitarian law.

The Bureau stressed the need to implement the recent UN Security Council resolution on the treatment of outstanding issues in order to speed up the implementation of the main mission of MINURSO, which is the organization of the referendum on self-determination of the Saharawi people.

It commended the principled position of the Republic of Cuba in support of the Saharawi people's right to self-determination and independence, praising the efforts to support vital sectors such as health, education.

The Bureau discussed the preparation plan for the summer program for youth and students, which will include many different stations, activities and solidarity platforms with the Intifada of Independence in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, southern Morocco and university sites. (SPS)