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2014-10-22 Culture Ministry Examines Final Preparation for Artifariti 2015
[SPS]Seville -Minister of Culture Ms. Khadija Hamdi on Monday met with organizers of the 8th edition of the International Arts and Human Rights Encounters in the Western Sahara (known as; ARTifariti), to be held from 1 until 8 November 2014 in the Wilaya of Boujdour.

2014-10-22 RFK Center Concerned Over Death of Saharawi Political Prisoner
[SPS]Washington DC -Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has expressed concern over the death and unauthorized burial of the Saharawi political prisoner, Hassana El-Ouali, while in custody.

2014-10-21 Adala UK Urges EU to Hold Morocco to Account for Human Rights Abuses
[SPS]London -The UK-based non-governmental organization, Adala, has called upon the European Union (EU) to hold the Kingdom of Morocco to account for its human rights violations against the Saharawi people.

2014-10-21 German Association Condemns Continuous Human Rights Violations in Occupied Western Sahara
[SPS]Berlin -The German association, Liberty for Western Sahara, has condemned the continuous violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, in a statement Sunday.

2014-10-21 Sahrawi Committee for Human Rights Expresses Satisfaction At Report of Human Rights Watch
[SPS]Birlehlu (liberated Territories) -The Sahrawi National Committee for Human Rights has expressed its satisfaction at the report of Human Rights Watchon Saturday, which did not record any gross violations of human rights in the Sahrawi refugee camps.

2014-10-20 Spanish Cooperation Agency Continues Support for WFP in the Saharawi Refugee Camps
[WFP]The Spanish donation will go towards the purchase of wheat flour, barley, rice and nutritious food to supplement the basic food basket of the refugee population. In addition, it will cover the transportation costs of an in-kind contribution of 500 metric tons of sugar donated by the Government of Cuba.

2014-10-20 HRW Calls On UN to Expand Minurso Mandate to Include Human Rights
[SPS]Algiers -The international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the United Nations to extend the mandate of MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to include humans rights monitoring in occupied Sahrawi territories and Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria, said HRW's report released Saturday in Algiers.

2014-10-20 Film On Sahrawi Refugees' Situation Screened in Brussels
[Algerie Presse Service]Brussels -The screening of a film on the situation of the Sahrawi refugees, as part of the Festival of Liberties in Brussels, allowed to raise awareness about the difficult reality and situation in which the Sahrawi people live in the refugee camps and occupied territories, said the Belgian Committee of Support to Sahrawi People.

2014-10-20 WSRW Condemns Illegal Fishing of Japanese Vessels in Saharawi Territorial Waters
[SPS]Oslo -The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has condemned the illegal fishing of three Japanese vessels in the Saharawi territorial waters, asking the Japanese government to intervene to end the fishing in which they have been engaged, in a letter Friday to the Japanese government.

2014-10-20 Saharawi Delegation Meets With President of Committee On Women's Issues in EP
[SPS]Brussels -A Saharawi delegation composed of Shaba Saini, Member of the National Parliament, and Mohamed Sidati, Minister of State for Europe, met with Mrs. Iratxe GarcĂ­a PĂ©rez, President of the Committee on Women's Issues at the European Parliament.

2014-10-20 American NGO Urgently Calls for Respect of Human Rights in Occupied Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service]Washington -The American organization (US-Western Sahara Foundation) launched an urgent appeal to the international community to ensure respect for the human rights situation in Western Sahara occupied by Morocco.

2014-10-20 Norwegian Christian Students Condemn Moroccan Occupation of Western Sahara
[SPS]Oslo -The National Council of the federation of Norwegian Christian students has expressed their condemnation to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, insisting on respect for international law, particularly on the issues of decolonization.

2014-10-20 Independence of Saharawi People, Second Item On Agenda of Venezuela At UNSC
[SPS]Caracas -The independence of the Saharawi people will appear on the agenda of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela when it takes its post as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on January 1, 2015, according to a report of "the Universal".

2014-10-21 Saharawi Workers Celebrate National Day of Workers
[SPS]Shaheed Elhafed -Saharawi workers celebrated Monday the workers' National Day, which coincides with the operation of detonating the conveyor beltofBucraa phosphate in El Aaiun, on October 20, 1974, to stop the illegal exploitation of Saharawi resources.

2014-10-20 U.S. State Department Reports On Human Rights Practices - Western Sahara
[SPS]The sovereignty of the Western Sahara remains the subject of a dispute between the Government of Morocco and the Polisario Front, an organization seeking independence for the region. The Moroccan Government sent troops and settlers into the northern two-thirds of the Western Sahara after Spain withdrew from the area in 1975, and extended its administration over the southern province of Oued Ed-Dahab after Mauritania renounced its claim in 1979. The Moroccan Government has undertaken a sizable economic deve

2014-10-20 Polisario Representative Received At Danish Institute for Human Rights
[SPS]Copenhagen -POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin on Friday held talks with Ms. Elin Wrzoncki, Senior Advisor for human rights and business at Danish Institute for Human Rights.

2014-10-20 CGTP-in Supports Legitimate Struggle of Saharawi People
[SPS]Lisbon -The Secretary General of the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers-National Inter Trade Union (CGTP-IN), Mr. Armenio Carlos, expressed support and solidarity with the struggle of the Saharawi people, during a meeting Friday with the Polisario Front representative in Lisbon, Ahmed Fal Mhamed.

2014-10-20 Western Sahara - HRW Calls On UN to Expand Minurso Mandate to Include Human Rights
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the United Nations to extend the mandate of MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to include humans rights monitoring in occupied Sahrawi territories and Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria, said HRW's report released Saturday in Algiers.

2014-10-20 Saharawi Delegation Received By Femm Chair in Brussels
[SPS]Brussels -Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), Ms. Iratxe GarcĂ­a PĂ©rez, on Friday received a Saharawi delegation includes Mr. Mohamed Sidati, Minister Delegate for Europe, and MP Chaba Saini.

2014-10-18 Rights Generally Respected at Polisario-Run Sahrawi Camps
[HRW]Algiers -Refugees from the Western Sahara conflict who have been living in camps in the Algerian desert for four decades seem to be generally able to leave the camps if they wish, but face curbs on some rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. The camps are run by the Polisario Front, which seeks self-determination for Western Sahar

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