Malaga Municipal Group for People calls for promoting solidarity with Saharawi people and recognizing SADR

Madrid, June 18, 2017 (SPS) - Malaga Municipal Group for the People has just called in a motion tabled at the Municipal Council of Malaga to promote solidarity with the Saharawi people and to recognize the legitimate government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

This political group also proposes, in its motion reported by the press, to recognize the Polisario Front as the sole and legitimate representative of the Saharawi people recognized by the UN and to give it diplomatic status in Spain.

Malaga Municipal Group for the People also urges the central government of Madrid and the international community to promote all the necessary political initiatives to reach a just and definitive solution to the Western Sahara conflict through a referendum on " Self-determination, in accordance with United Nations resolutions.

In their document, the members of the political group also demand the Moroccan authorities to "stop persecuting the Saharawi human rights activists and free all Saharawi political prisoners". Malaga group for the people also ask the Moroccan authorities to clarify the fate of more than 400 Saharawi people who have disappeared.

The municipal councilor of the Remedios Ramos group, in a statement explaining the motives of this motion, recalled how Spain has abandoned the Saharawi territory without completing the process of decolonization in addition to the invasion of this territory by Morocco.

The illegal occupation of the territory of Western Sahara by Morocco has provoked a long war which has forced hundreds of thousands of Sahrawis to live in exile and for those remained in the territory, they suffer from the violation of their collective and individual human rights, he said.

The same source stresses the administrative and historical responsibility of Spain as a former colonial power and asks it to assume its responsibility so that the Saharawi people can regain their freedom and return to their land. (SPS)