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2014-04-17 AU Calls for Renewed Efforts to Resolve the Conflict in Western Sahara
[SPS]Addis Ababa -The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, calls for renewing efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, welcoming the report issued by the UN Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara, on 10 April 2014.

2014-04-16 Moroccan Forces Heinously Attack Saharawi Demonstrators
[SPS]El Aaiun -Moroccan occupying forces heinously attacked Tuesday night the Saharawi demonstrators in the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, leaving a heavy toll of victims, according to preliminary reports.

2014-04-16 Saharawi Students Union Organizes 3rd Edition of Minurso Mandate
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO) organized Monday the 3rd edition of the annual demonstration MINURSO MANDATE, aimed at calling on the Security Council to extend the UN mission in Western Sahara to include human rights and natural resources plunder's monitoring.

2014-04-16 Organizations Call for Human Rights Monitoring to Be Included in Minurso Mandate
[SPS]Brussels -In anticipation of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Western Sahara on 17th April, 115 organizations, of which Saharawi organizations and international ONGs, from 21 countries around the world have issued a joint letter calling on the UN Security Council to agree an expansion of the current MINURSO mandate to include the monitoring and protection of the human rights in Western Sahara.

2014-04-16 HRW Urges UNSC to Extend Minurso Mandate to Incorporate Human Rights Monitoring
[SPS]Washington -Human Rights Watch has urged the Security Council of the United Nations to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to incorporate human rights monitoring, welcoming the call made by Ban Ki-moon in his report on the situation in Western Sahara released April 10, 2014 for "sustained, independent and impartial monitoring of human rights.

2014-04-15 Morocco Has Not Abide By 2013 Security Council's Resolution On Western Sahara - EMHRN
[SPS]Copenhagen -The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) has noted that since the Moroccan regime has, since 30 April 2013's Security Council resolution extending MINURSO's mandate, continued to violate human rights Western Sahara.

2014-04-15 Amnesty International Calls for Minurso to Monitor Human Rights in Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Amnesty International has urged the United Nations Security Council to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring.

2014-04-15 Bringing Justice, Peace and Stability Requires "Firmness, Strictness and Clarity " From United Nations (secretary General of Polisario Front)
[SPS]Birlehlu (Liberated Territories) April 14, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, affirmed that bringing justice, peace and stability requires "firmness, strictness and clarity " from the United Nations to "impose respect of its charter and resolutions," warning that Morocco wanted the UN to abandon its "responsibility in the decolonization of Western Sahara," in a letter Monday to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki- Moon.

2014-04-16 The African Union Calls for Renewed Efforts to Resolve the Conflict in Western Sahara
[African Union]The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the report issued by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara, on 10 April 2014. The report covers a wide range of issues, including the consultations undertaken by the Secretary-General's Personal Envoy with the Parties to the conflict, namely the Kingdom of Morocco and the Frente Polisario, as well as with other stakeholders; the activities of the UN Mission for th

2014-04-15 Polisario Front Sends Urgent Letter to UN Secretary-General
[SPS]Birlehlu (Liberated Territories) April 14, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz sent Monday an "urgent" letter to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.

2014-04-14 Abduction of Sahrawi Political Prisoners From Prison of Ait Melloul
[SPS]Ait Melloul -The Moroccan intelligence services kidnapped Saturday Saharawi political prisoner Salek Lasairy from the prison of Ait Melloul, Morocco, and took him to an unknown destination.

2014-04-14 Aminatou Haidar Concludes Her Visit to United States
[SPS]Washington -Saharawi activist Mrs. Aminatou Haidar concluded Thursday evening her visit to the United States of America, where she visited several states and informed the public opinion about Morocco's gross violation of human rights in Western Sahara.

2014-04-15 Algeria "Satisfied" With UN SG Report On Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria has welcomed "with satisfaction" UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's report on Western Sahara, presented to the Security Council, said Monday the Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.

2014-04-14 Western Sahara - Minurso's Mandate Should Be Extended to Include Human Rights
[HRInfo]The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is calling on the United Nations Security Council to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights issues in the area, at the next meeting on the matter.

2014-04-14 Letter to Members of the UN Security Counctil - Extend Minurso Mandate to Human Rights
[HRW]To: All Members of the UN Security Council

2014-04-14 President of Republic Reiterates Call to Protect Saharawi Citizens in Sahrawi Occupied Territories
[SPS]Birlehlu -President of the Republic Secretary General of the Polisario front Mohamed Abdelaziz renewed call on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities in protecting the 'defenseless' Saharawi citizens against the oppression and brutality of the Moroccan occupation forces, in a letter Saturday to UN Secretary Gneral Ban Ki- Moon.

2014-04-14 Western Sahara Issue, a Question of Decolonization, Says Spanish FM
[SPS]Algiers -Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil, declared Saturday in Algiers that Western Sahara issue is a question of decolonization which must be handled in the framework of the United Nations.

2014-04-14 Demonstrators in Paris Call for Advanced Positions On Sahrawi Issue
[SPS]Paris -Demonstrators in the French capital, Paris, called Saturday on the France to "take advanced positions on the Saharawi issue and distance itself from the obstructing the efforts to find a solution, during a demonstration organized by the Platform of Solidarity with the of Sahrawi People in France, in solidarity with the Sahrawi political prisoners.

2014-04-14 Copesa Condemns 'Insolence of King of Morocco Against UN'
[SPS]Lima -The Peruvian Council of solidarity with the Saharawi people (COPESA) condemned the "insolence of the King of Morocco who threatened to solve the problem of the Western Sahara outside the framework of the United Nations, "said the president of COPESA, Ricardo Sánchez Serra, in a statement received by SPS.

2014-04-14 Morocco Expels Delegation of Federation for Defense and Promotion of Human Rights
[SPS]El Aaiun -The Moroccan authorities prevented Friday an official delegation of the Federation of Associations for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights from entering the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

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