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2014-09-22 French Delegation of Algeria-France Parliamentary Friendship Group Visits Sahrawi Refugee Camps
[SPS]Smara -A French delegation of Algeria-France Parliamentary Friendship Group, led by its head Patrick Mennucci, has started Friday a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps to enquire about their situation.

2014-09-22 Moroccan Rapper Al-Haqed Released Pending the Case
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Moroccan Judiciary on Thursday, September 18, decided to release rapper "Moaaz Belghoua", known as Al-Haqed, and to continue the case of "insulting a police officer" to appeal it on October 13, 2014. The rapper was arrested on May 18, 2014.

2014-09-22 AI Launches Urgent Appeal to Protect Sahrawi Prisoners in Occupied El Aaiun Local Prison
[SPS]London -Amnesty International (AI) initiated Thursday an appeal to protect seven Sahrawi prisoners on hunger strike against torture at the Local Prison in the occupied city of El Aaiun, on its official site.

2014-09-22 Trial of Activist 'Moaaz Belghoua', Known As Al-Haqed, Deferred Again Till October 13
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Appeal Court in Casablanca yesterday, September 16, postponed the trial of activist "Moaaz Belghoua" - known as Al-Haqed- to October 13, 2014, so that the defense gets ready. The activist was arrested on May 18, 2014, while he was participating in a match, over allegations of selling the matches' tickets in the black market and attacking police personnel. The first charge was dropped while the second one remained, which the defense said that it didn't take place.

2014-09-22 President of Republic Demands Cease of Repressive Practices Against Sahrawi Civilians
[SPS]Birlehlu -The President of the Republic Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz has urged the international community to immediately intervene and impose all necessary pressure and sanctions on the Moroccan State in order to put an end to the increasing repressive practices against the Saharawi civilians in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

2014-09-22 Morocco 2015 Afcon Not Out of Eagles' Reach, Says Echiejile
[Guardian]ONE point from a possible six is not the hallmark of champions, but Super Eagles' defender, Elderson Echiejile, says Nigeria's position in the on-going qualifying series for the Morocco 2015 African Nations Cup would show football watchers the true colours of the 2013 champions.

2014-09-22 HM the King Congratulates President of Malta On Independence Day
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to the president of the Republic of Malta Mrs Marie Louise Coleiro Preca on the occasion of her country's Independence Day.

2014-09-22 Minurso Cannot Become Occupation Supporter Body, Says Ould Salek
[SPS]Algiers -Saharawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Sunday, in Algiers, that it is "inconceivable that the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) becomes a body backing occupation instead of a peace mission."

2014-09-22 Mennucci Deplores Sahrawi People's "Difficult" Conditions in Refugee Camps
[SPS]Algiers -Head of the French delegation of Algeria-France parliamentary friendship group Patrick Mennucci deplored Sunday in Algiers the "difficult" humanitarian conditions of the Sahrawi people in the refugee camps in Tindouf.

2014-09-22 France Should Play Role in Supporting Peace, Democracy and Human Rights in Western Sahara (president of Republic)
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -President of the Republic Secretary-General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz called France to play a role in supporting peace, stability and human rights in Western Sahara, in a statement following a meeting with a French delegation of Algeria-France parliamentary friendship group.

2014-09-22 Belize Reiterates Support for Struggle of Saharawi People to Self-Determination
[SPS]Belmopan -The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize, Wilfred Peter Erlington, reiterated his country's support to the struggle of the Saharawi people to self-determination, indicated a Sahrawi diplomatic sources in Nicaragua.

2014-09-22 Sahrawi Delegation Attends Annual Conference of British Labour Party
[SPS]Manchester (england) -A Sahrawi delegation, including Secretary General of the Sahrawi Women Union Fatma Mehdi and First Secretary of the Polisario Front Representation in Britain Sidy Braika, is attending the Annual Conference organized by the British Labour Party, September 22-24, in Manchester city.

2014-09-22 Moroccans Take to Tech
[Magharebia]Casablanca -A fresh survey in Morocco on digital behaviour revealed that 84% of respondents had at least one personal IT device, with nearly two-thirds owning a laptop.

2014-09-19 French Delegation Starts Visit in Saharawi Refugee Camps
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -A French delegation of the parliamentary committee of solidarity with the Saharawi people began Thursday a two-day visit in the Saharawi refugee camps, said the Ministry of Information.

2014-09-19 Royal Visit to Oued Laou - New Projects to Boost City's Socio-Economic and Urban Development
[MAP]Oued Laou -HM King Mohammed VI launched, on Friday in the urban commune of Oued Laou, several structuring projects meant to boost the city's socio-economic and urban development.

2014-09-18 Health Conditions of Students Detained in Fes Are Getting Worse, Violations Against Activists, Associations and Detainees Are Developing
[HRInfo]Cairo -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deplores the authorities' persistence in violating the activists, rights' defenders, prisoners and political detainees' rights. In particularly, after attacking "Idris al-Tabakh", head of al-Manzel branch "Moroccan Association for Human Rights" by the Security Director of the area. Moreover, after the deterioration of the detainees' students and who are on hunger strike without any respond by the authorities.

2014-09-18 Former Saharawi Political Prisoner Discloses Odious Face of Moroccan Regime
[SPS]Geneva -The former Saharawi political prisoner, Mastafa Mashdoufi, presented Wednesday a testimony before the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council, underway in Geneva, in which he unveiled the horrible face of the Moroccan regime.

2014-09-19 HM the King, Amir Al-Mouminine, Dedicates Mosque in Oued Laou
[MAP]Oued Laou -HM King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine (Commander of the Faithful) dedicated on Friday in Oued Laou (locality close to Tetouan) a mosque named "Ali El Ghomari", after the reputed scholar known as Abou El Hassan Chadili, Imam of the Chadilia confraternity, and performed the mosque greetings prayer.

2014-09-19 HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer in Mohammed Vi Mosque in M'diq
[MAP]M'diq -HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, performed the Friday prayer in the Mohammed VI mosque in the city of M'diq.

2014-09-19 Morocco to Boost Higher Education
[Magharebia]Rabat -People should stop calling Moroccan universities unemployment factories, according to Higher Education Minister Lahcen Daoudi.

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