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2016-02-09 Leading Journalist Facing Trial
[HRW] Moroccan authorities should drop the case against a leading independent journalist charged with "harming territorial integrity." Parliament should amend the draft press law currently before it to abolish this offense, designed to punish anyone who questions Morocco's claim to Western Sahara.

2016-02-09 Four Young Sahrawis Sentenced to Heavy Penalties By Moroccan Court
[Algerie Presse Service] Occupied Al Ayun -Four young Sahrawis were sentenced to heavy penalties by a Moroccan court because of their participation to a peaceful protest claiming their right to work, said Sunday the Sahrawi Press Agency, SPS, citing a Sahrawi legal source.

2016-02-09 'Polisario Leads Struggle Against Moroccan Occupation and Not Conflict With Brotherly Moroccan People' - Ns Bureau
[SPS] Shaheed El Hafed -The Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front affirmed that the Sahrawi people leads a liberation struggle against the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara and not a conflict with the brotherly Moroccan people, in a statement following its meeting Sunday chaired by the President of Republic, Secretary General of the Front Polisario, Mohamed Abdelaziz.

2016-02-09 Morocco Exercises Pressure On Saharawi Journalists in Occupied Territories of Western Sahara (RSF)
[SPS] Madrid -Non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) indicated in its annual report 2015 on freedom of expression, that Morocco continues to exert great pressure on Sahrawi journalists in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

2016-02-09 Statement By Polisario Front Representative in Washington Before U.S. Senate
[SPS] Washington -On the sidelines of the annual breakfast celebration supervised by President Barack Obama, the United States Senate organized at its headquarters a dinner in honor of African personalities invited to breakfast in which members of the House of Representatives also participated.

2016-02-09 National Committee Established to Oversee Election of Sahrawi Parliament - Presidential Decree
[SPS] Birlehlu -The president of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente Polisario, Mohamed Abdelaziz, published Thursday, a presidential decree for the establishment of a national committee to oversee the political conferences for the election of the members of the National Council (Parliament).

2016-02-09 HM the King Inaugurates Oued Massa Seawater Desalination Vessel in Dakhla
[MAP] Dakhla -HM King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), inaugurated, Monday at the Port of Dakhla, the "Oued Massa" seawater desalination vessel.

2016-02-09 Visit of Morocco's King to Occupied Western Sahara Cannot Hide Reality of Illegal Occupation - Abdelaziz
[Algerie Presse Service] Bir Lahlou -Saharawi President and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz stressed that the visit of the King of Morocco to the occupied territories of Western Sahara "is an outdated provocative manoeuvres," adding that "King Mohamed VI's projects cannot hide the reality of his illegal occupation and his violations of human rights."

2016-02-09 Sahrawi Human Rights Activist Alisalem Tamek Starts Open-Ended Sit-in
[SPS] Asa -Sahrawi human rights activist Alisalem Tamek started Saturday an open-ended sit-in in the Principal Square in Assa, South of Morocco, to protest against being systematically banned from the right to continue his higher studies since 2007 in the Moroccan universities.

2016-02-09 Visit of King of Morocco to Western Sahara Occupied Cannot Conceal Reality of Its Illegal Occupation - President of the Republic
[SPS] 9 June School (Refugee Camps) -President of the Republic, Secretary General of Frente Polisario, has considered the visit of the King of Morocco to the occupied territories of Western Sahara outdated provocative maneuver, indicating that "the phantom projects of King Mohamed VI cannot conceal the reality of its illegal occupation and its violations of human rights.

2016-02-09 HM the King Inaugurates New Fish Market in Dakhla
[MAP] Dakhla -HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, Monday at the port of Dakhla, a new fish market, a further illustration of the royal solicitude towards the region and His ambition to make it a development pole.

2016-02-09 HM the King Chairs Ceremony to Launch Development Programs of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, Guelmim-Oued Noun Regions
[MAP] Dakhla -HM King Mohammed VI chaired, here Monday, the ceremony to launch the development programs of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and Guelmim-Oued Noun regions, and sign their related program contracts.

2016-02-08 Second Millennium Challenge Compact With Morocco Gathers Steam - Jean R. Abinader
[Moroccan American Center] Initial Contracts Being Signed; Formal Approval Needed by Moroccan Chamber of Deputies

2016-02-08 HM the King Appoints Nasser Bourita As Minister Delegate to Foreign Minister
[MAP] Laayoune (South) -HM King Mohammed VI received, Saturday in the southern city of Laayoune, Nasser Bourita, whom the Sovereign appointed as Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

2016-02-08 HM the King Chairs Council of Ministers in Laayoune
[MAP] Laayoune (South) -HM King Mohammed VI chaired, Saturday in the southern city of Laayoune, a council of ministers, the Royal Palace said in a statement.

2016-02-08 HM the King Arrives in Dakhla
[MAP] Dakhla (South) -HM King Mohammed VI arrived Saturday in Dakhla coming from Laayoune.

2016-02-08 HM the King Appoints Abdelhamid Addou As CEO of Royal Air Maroc
[MAP] Laayoune (South) -HM King Mohammed VI received, Saturday in the southern city of Laayoune, Abdelhamid Addou, whom the Sovereign appointed as CEO of national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM).

2016-02-08 Norwegian Students Demonstrate in Front of the Moroccan Embassy in Oslo to Ask for a Self-Determination Referendum in Western Sahara
[SPS] Oslo -Dozens of young Norwegian students demonstrated in front of the Moroccan Embassy in Oslo, demanding the organization of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara and to complete the decolonization of the last colony in Africa.

2016-02-08 HM the King, Commander of Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer in Hassan II Mosque in Laayoune
[MAP] Laayoune -HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, performed the Friday prayer in Hassan II Mosque in Laayoune.

2016-02-07 HM the King Launches Construction Works of Foum El Oued-Laayoune Technology Park
[MAP] Laayoune -HM King Mohammed VI launched, Friday in the municipality of Foum El Oued, the construction works of the Foum El Oued-Laayoune Technopolis, a knowledge and innovation city for the development of the southern provinces.

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