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2014-04-23 CTA Asks Government to Vote in Favour of Expanding Minurso Mandate for Human Rights Monitoring
[SPS]Buenos Aires -The Argentine Workers' Central Union (Spanish acronym; CTA) has urged the government of its country to vote in favour of expanding the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in the occupied Saharawi territories.

2014-04-22 President of Republic Expresses Condemnation At Visit of Ivorian Interior Minister to Dakhla Occupied City
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has expressed condemnation at the visit of Ivorian Interior Minister to the occupied city of Dakhla and its exploitation by Morocco as propaganda in the official media to cover up the truth and legitimize its illegal occupation of Western Sahara, in a letter Sunday to Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

2014-04-22 Occupied El Aaiun - Peaceful Demonstrations in Foum El-Oued Beach
[SPS]El Aaiun -Dozens of Saharawi protestors came out Sunday in peaceful demonstration held in the beach of Foum el-Oued (which means; mouth of the valley) western of the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, to demand freedom and independence of the Saharawi people.

2014-04-22 U.S. OGN Voices 'Continuing Support' to Saharawi People's Struggle
[SPS]Washington -The U.S. non-governmental organization Not Forgotten International has expressed, in a letter sent to the 2nd International Conference in Support of Saharawi Women's Resistance, held on the current April 17-20 in the occupied city of El Aaiun, "continuing support and commitment" the just struggle of the Saharawi people.

2014-04-22 Brahim Ghali Dubs "Positive" Report Presented By Ban Ki-Moon Before Security Council
[SPS]Algiers -Ambassador of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algeria Brahim Ghali dubbed Monday "positive" the report of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a Security Council meeting as he presented the Western Sahara issue as a "decolonization issue."

2014-04-22 International Community Called to Respond to Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara
[SPS]Bagnolet -Several international organizations, of which Human Rights Watch, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and 114 associations and trade unions from 22 countries have called upon the UN Secretary General and members of the Security Council to give "precise information" on the human rights violations committed by Morocco against Saharawi civilians as, said AFASPA in a statement obtained by SPS.

2014-04-21 UN Security Council Holds Consultations On Situation in Western Sahara
[SPS]New York (United Nations) April 19, 2014 (SPS) - The UN Security Council held on Thursday consultations on the question of Western Sahara and its developments in the light of the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted April 10.

2014-04-21 President of Republic Expresses Condemnation At Visit of Ivorian Foreign Minister to Dakhla Occupied City
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has expressed condemnation at the visit of Ivorian Foreign Minister to the occupied city of Dakhla and its exploitation by Morocco as propaganda in the official media to cover up the truth and legitimize its illegal occupation of Western Sahara, in a letter Sunday to Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

2014-04-21 Aminatou Haidar Granted Memebership By African Economic Forum
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -The African Economic Forum has granted membership in its executive bureau to Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar, in recognition of her tireless efforts and peaceful struggle in order to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

2014-04-21 Second International Conference in Support of Sahrawi Women Resistance Organized in Occupied Territories
[SPS]El Aaiun -The National Union of Sahrawi Women organized the Second International Conference in Support of Sahrawi Women Resistance, April 17-20, in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, with the participation of many women representing political social and cultural organizations, from different world continents.

2014-04-21 RFK Centre Condemns Morocco's Violent Repression Against Saharawis in El Aaiun
[SPS]Washignton -The president of the American nongovernmental organization "Robert F. Kennedy for Justice and Human Rights" (RFKennedy Centre), Kerry Kennedy, condemned Friday the violent repression perpetrated Tuesday by the Moroccan forces in El Aaiun against the Saharawis' peaceful protest for independence, leaving tens of protestors injured.

2014-04-21 115 NGOs Call for Extending Minurso's Mandate to Human Rights Monitoring
[SPS]Brussels -Some 115 organizations, including Sahrawi associations and international non-governmental organizations from 21 countries around the world have called for the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission Fore Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in the occupied Sahrawi territories.

2014-04-21 Algeria "Satisfied" With UN SG Report On Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria welcomes "with satisfaction" UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's report on Western Sahara, presented to the Security Council, said Monday the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.

2014-04-21 Human Rights Watch Urges Security Council to Introduce Human Rights Monitoring in Minurso
[SPS]Washington -Non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged United Nations Security Council to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to incorporate human rights monitoring in Western Sahara, welcoming the suggestions the UN chief made in his latest report on the matter.

2014-04-21 Envoy of President of Republic Received By Nigerian President
[SPS]Abuja (Nigeria) April 18, 2014 (SPS) - Special Envoy of the President of the Republic M'hamed Khadad, member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and the Coordinator with the MINURSO, received Thursday by Mr. Jonathan Goodluck, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, according to a statement of SADR Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria.

2014-04-21 British and International Associations Demand Human Rights Monitoring in Western Sahara
[SPS]London -British and international associations active in the field of human rights demanded Thursday that the British government to press in the United Nations Security Council for monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara, in a letter published on the site of the famous British newspaper, The Guardian.

2014-04-22 Life Under Occupation - Report of a Delegation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group On Western Sahara to Occupied Western Sahara
[SPS]The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Western Sahara is an officially recognised cross-party body of the UK parliament whose purpose is to promote issues of mutual concern between British MPs and Western Sahara. In the pursuit of this mandate, the Group had long wished to send a delegation to the Occupied Territory of Western Sahara to witness the human rights situation facing the Saharawi people living under Moroccan occupation and to report back to parliament on the prospects for the Saharawi people to ex

2014-04-21 International Delegations Prevented From Taking Part in Sahrawi Women Conference in Occupied City of El Aaiun
[SPS]El Aaiun -The Moroccan authorities prevented Spanish delegations from taking part in a Sahrawi women conference on Thursday in the occupied city of El Aaiun, representing Various social and political organizations, indicated a letter sent to the UN Security Council signed by some of these organizations.

2014-04-21 President of Republic Condemns Visit of King of Morocco to Occupied City of Dakhla
[SPS]Birlehlu -President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz expressed the condemnation of the Polisario Front and its rejection to the visit of the King of Morocco to the occupied city of Dakhla, considering it as an act of aggression, in a letter Saturday to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki- Moon.

2014-04-21 President of Republic Congratulates His Algerian Counterpart On His Re-Election
[SPS]Birlehlu -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, congratulated his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on the occasion of his re-election as president of Algeria for fourth term, in a letter Friday.

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