Polisario Front condemns creation of LREM party’s committee in occupied Dakhla

Paris, 10 April 2021 (SPS) -The creation of a committee by the French party La République En Marche! (LREM) in occupied Dakhla in the Sahrawi territories is a blatant violation of the international statute of colonized Western Sahara, said the representation of the Polisario Front to France in a communiqué.

The Polisario Front has straightened out the French presidential party, saying that Dakhla or "VilllaCisneros", is part of the non-autonomous territory of Western Sahara illegally occupied by Morocco, where the war is raging", not the "southern provinces of Morocco" as claimed by the party in its statement.

"It is a blatant violation of the international status of Western Sahara, which is the responsibility of the United Nations (UN) and the subject of a decolonization process that includes the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, hindered until today by the Moroccan monarchy," said the Polisario Front.     

"Do we need to remind the LREM party that for the UN, Western Sahara is neither under the sovereignty nor the administration of the Kingdom of Morocco, which brutally occupies and oppresses the legitimate rightful owner, namely the Sahrawi people," said the statement, recalling as such the decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on 21 December, which "clearly affirms that Morocco and Western Sahara are two separate and distinct territories.”

"The LREM party and its committee are guilty of a serious violation of the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, thus a violation of international law,” said the source.

It "assumes a heavy responsibility by encouraging the occupation of Western Sahara and the violent repression against its people," lamented the Polisario representation. (SPS)