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2014-12-18 Sahrawi Political Prisoner Yahya Mohamed Elhafed Denied Right to Medication
[SPS]Marrakech -The prison administration in Marrakech, Morocco, prevented Tuesday Sahrawi political prisoner Yahya Mohamed Elhafed from the right to medication and refused to transfer him to hospital to receive some necessary medical examinations.

2014-12-17 Independence of Africa Remains Incomplete As Long As Western Sahara Is Occupied, Says Vice President of Mozambican Parliament
[SPS]The Vice-President of Mozambican parliament, Lucas Chomera Jeremias, stressed Tuesday at the headquarters of the Saharawi National Council that the independence of Africa is incomplete as long as the last case of decolonization in Africa, Western Sahara is under colonial occupation.

2014-12-17 Moroccan Police 'Brutally' Torture Young Sahrawi
[SPS]El Aaiun -A Moroccan police patrol arrested Monday evening in the occupied city of El Aaiun young Sahrawi, Erguibanu Lehwage, and "brutally" tortured him using sticks and batons, on the grounds of his participation in the demonstration called for by human rights organizations in the city.

2014-12-17 Sahrawi Political Prisoner Mohamed Babir Starts Unlimited Hunger Strike
[SPS]El Aaiun -Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Babir initiated December 13, at local prison in Ait Meloul, Morocco, unlimited hunger strike in protest to the repeated physical assaults which he has been subjected to by the prison officials, according to Sahrawi human rights sources.

2014-12-17 President of Saharawi National Council Receives Vice President of Mozambican Parliament
[SPS]Shaheed Elhafed -The President of the Sahrawi National Council, Khatry Adduh, received Tuesday at the Guest house the Vice President of the Mozambican parliament, Lucas Chomera Jeremias.

2014-12-17 Solidarity March With the Saharawi Political Prisoner 'Embarak Daoudi' in Occupied Smara
[SPS]Occupied Smara -The Saharawi Students Movement in occupied Smara has organized on Saturday evening, a solidarity march with the Saharawi political prisoner "Embarak Daoudi", who suffers a bad situation, because of his open hunger strike, according to a source of ministry of occupied territories and community abroad.

2014-12-16 African Delegations Visit Sahrawi Refugee Camps
[SPS]Shaheed Elhafed -African delegations start Tuesday a visit in the Sahrawi refugee camps, where they hold meetings and attend several activities.

2014-12-16 Saharawi Red Crescent Organizes Farewell Ceremony to WFP Representive
[SPS]Shaheed Elhafedh -The Saharawi Red Crescent (SRC) organized on Monday a farewell ceremony at its headquarters in Shaheed Elhafedh in honor of the representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Algeria, Mr. Pedro Figueiredo at the end of his mission.

2014-12-16 Conclusion of Conference of Sahrawi Journalists in Europe
[SPS]Aviles -The first conference of Sahrawi journalists in Europe under the theme "Credibility, Message, Professionalism" held inAviles(Asturias), Spain, concluded Sunday following two days of deliberations.

2014-12-16 Senegalese MP Calls On Its Country Govt to Change Its Position Towards Saharawi Issue
[SPS]Algiers -Senegalese Member of Parliament Ms. Penda Seck Dieng,called on Sunday in the Algerian capital, the government of its country to change its position towards the issue of Western Sahara.

2014-12-16 Obama and Ban Ki-Moon Are Called On to Make Morocco Release All Saharawi Political Prisoners
[SPS]Algiers -The American organization "Western Sahara Foundation" called on Saturday in Algiers, the US President Barack Obama and Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon to put pressure on Morocco to release "immediately" all Saharawi political prisoners languishing in Moroccan jails.

2014-12-16 Fifth Conference of Algiers - 2015 Should Be the Year of Saharawi People's Independence
[SPS]Algiers -The participants in the fifth conference of Algiers on "The Right of People's to Resistance: The Case of Sahrawi People,"called on to make 2015 the year of Saharawi people's independence.

2014-12-15 Resistance in Occupied Western Sahara - Women Defining a Society
[SPS]Although men and women both actively participate in resistance projects, Sahrawi women facilitate most of the communication between non-violent activists from one city to another in this under-reported struggle.

2014-12-15 EMHRN Denounces 'Moroccan Repeated Attacks' Against Human Rights Organizations
[SPS]Brussels -The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) denounced "the Moroccan repeated attacks" against the human rights organizations, including in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

2014-12-15 Solidarity March With the Saharawi Political Prisoner 'Embarak Daoudi' in Occupied Smara
[SPS]Occupied Smara -, (SPS)- The Saharawi Students Movement in occupied Smara has organized on Saturday evening, a solidarity march the Saharawi political prisoner "Embarak Daoudi", who suffers a bad situation, because of his open hunger strike, according to a source of ministry of occupied territories and community abroad.

2014-12-15 French Troops Have Neutralised 200 Sahel Jihadists This Year - Le Drian
[RFI]The French army has "neutralised" 200 jihadist fighters in the Sahel over the last year, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says in an interview to be published tomorrow. Peace talks between Mali's government and rebels should conclude next month, he said.

2014-12-15 Legitimacy of Sahrawi Struggle Reaffirmed in Algiers - Final Declaration
[SPS]Algiers -The participants in the fifth conference of Algiers on "The Right of People's to Resistance: The Case of Sahrawi People," reaffirmed, Sunday in Algiers, the "legitimacy" of the struggle of the Sahrawi people against the Moroccan occupier.

2014-12-15 Decolonization of Western Sahara 'Urgently Needed' to Achieve Peace, Says Mauritanian MP
[SPS]Algiers -Chairman of the Algerian-Mauritanian friendship committee at the parliament, Mohamed Ahmed Salem Talebna, said Sunday in Algiers that the decolonization of Western Sahara in accordance with international law is "urgently needed" to achieve peace and stability in the region and the completion of the Arab Maghreb building.

2014-12-15 Moroccan Drug 'Real Threat' for Peace, Security in Region, Says Sahrawi President
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Drugs coming from Morocco represent a "real threat" for peace and security in the region and in the world said, Saturday in Algiers, the Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz, recalling that the kingdom is the "biggest" producer and exporter of cannabis.

2014-12-15 SPS Accredits New Correspondent in Abuja
[SPS]Abuja -The Sahara Press Service "SPS" has accredited last Thursday a new correspondent in Abuja, Mr. Odoh Innocent Phinan, Journalist editor of International affairs at Blue Print magazine, in a move which aims to expand the network of international correspondents of "SPS" and the integration of press activists and sympathizers with the Saharawi issue.

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