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2014-07-25 Polisario Front Denounces Morocco's Refusal to Continue Negotiations
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -Polisario Front condemned Morocco' refusal to continue the negotiations and rounds of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General Christopher Ross to find a just solution to the Sahrawi issue.

2014-07-25 Summer University of SADR Cadres to Be Held On 3-21 August in Boumerdes
[SPS]Algiers -The 5th edition of the Summer University of Cadres of the Polisario Front and Saharawi Republic (SADR) will be held from 3rd to 21st August 2014 in the Algerian city of Boumerdes, announced Thursday the Algerian National Committee of Solidarity with the Saharawi people (CNASPS).

2014-07-25 South African Parliament Pleads for Saharawi People's Right to Self-Determination
[SPS]Pretoria -Chairperson of the international relations and cooperation committee of the South African parliament Mr. Moses Masango has stressed the need to enable the Saharawi people of their right to self-determination, in an intervention during the debate on budget vote of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said Thursday SADR embassy in Pretoria.

2014-07-25 Uruguayan President Reiterates Solidarity With Saharawi Cause
[SPS]Montevideo -President of the Republic of Uruguay, José Mujica, on Tuesday reiterated "solidarity and support" to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, in a meeting with the Secretary General of the Saharawi Women Union, Fatma Mehdi and SADR ambassador in Uruguay, Chaibani Abbas, who participated in Progressive Alliance seminar, held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Montevideo.

2014-07-25 President of Republic Oversees Ceremony Honouring Saharawi Graduates
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed (refugee Camps) -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz oversaw today morning, Thursday, a ceremony to honour the Saharawi graduates for the study year 2013-2014.

2014-07-24 Polisario Front Denounces Morocco's Hindrance to Negotiations and Ross Shuttle Tours - Official
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -The Frente Polisario has expressed condemnation to the negative stance taken by Morocco in continuing to thwart the negotiations and shuttle tours undertaken by the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, Ambassador Christopher Ross.

2014-07-24 Frente Polisario 'Strongly' Condemns Genocide in Gaza Strip
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed (refugee Camps) -The Frente Polisario has condemned, with the strongest terms, the genocide and mass destruction Israel is committing these days in Gaza Strip, voicing "strong solidarity" with the Palestinian people in these difficult moments.

2014-07-24 Saharawi Refugee Camps - Week of Solidarity With Cuban People
[SPS]Auserd -A week of solidarity with the Cuban people kicked off today morning, Wednesday, in the wilaya of Auserd, Saharawi refugee camps.

2014-07-23 Adala UK Urges Morocco to Stop Detention, Maltreatment and Torture of Young Saharawis
[SPS]London -The British association "Adala UK" has urged Morocco to stop the detention, maltreatment and torture of young Saharawis, adding that the perpetrators of such crimes never have to account for their actions, according to a statement obtained Wednesday by SPS.

2014-07-23 Eid Al-Fitr Expected to Be Celebrated On Monday in Some Islamic States
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Several Arab Astronomy Institutes said that Monday, 28th July 2014, may be the first day of the month of Shawwal and first day of Eid Al-Fitr in some Arab and Islamic states.

2014-07-23 Progressive Alliance Seminar Hails Polisario Front's Policy On Gender Equality
[SPS]Participants at the Progressive Alliance seminar, held on 22-23 July 2014, in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, have hailed Polisario Front's policy on gender equality, during a discussion on the states' experiences with regard to woman political organization.

2014-07-23 AI Holds Meeting About Human Rights Situation in Western Sahara
[SPS]Tenerife -Amnesty International holds today, Wednesday, at its headquarters in Tenerife, Canary Islands, a meeting to address the situation of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

2014-07-22 Zimbabwe and Namibia Reaffirm Support to Western Sahara Liberation
[SPS]Harare -Zimbabwe and Namibia have reaffirmed support for the liberation of the people of Western Sahara, calling for the "full implementation" of the settlement plan in Western Sahara, reported Bulawayo 24.

2014-07-22 Counselor to Algerian President Reaffirms Algeria's Firm Position On Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers July 21, 2014 (SPS) - The Special Counselor to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Abdelaziz Belkhadem, reaffirmed that Algeria's firm position on the issue of Western, in an interview Sunday with Algerian Daily Al-Bilad.

2014-07-21 Adalauk Urges the Moroccan Authorities to Conduct an Immediate Investigation Into the Death of Brahim Bada Uald Taher
[SPS]London -It is essential that independent and impartial investigations are carried out. The Moroccan authorities have a pitiful track record in guaranteeing truth and justice regarding investigations into human rights violations. It is imperative that a rigorous investigation takes place in order to ensure that the authorities do not commit such acts again, said AdalaUKin a statement.

2014-07-21 Adala UK - Report On Human Rights Situation in Occupied Territories of Western Sahara
[SPS]London -Adala UK President, Sidi hmed Meska, has spent the last five months in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara. With violent interventions against peaceful demonstrations continuing, he has observed and investigated many cases of human rights violations during this time.

2014-07-21 SADR Participates to the 7th Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Integration in Swaziland
[SPS]Ezulwini -The Saharawi Republic, represented by the Permanent Representative to the AU, Lamine Baali, participated to the meetings of the 7th Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Integration, held this 14-16 July in Ezulwini, Swaziland.

2014-07-21 South Africa and the World Pay Homage to Freedom Icon Mandela
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -South Africa and peoples of the world pay Friday, July 18th, homage to the anti-apartheid freedom fighter and former president of the Republic of South Africa, late Nelson Mandela, who died at 95 on December 5th, 2013.

2014-07-17 Security Forces Use Violence Against "Sahrawi" Protesters
[HRInfo]Cairo -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces the Moroccan security forces' use of violence during the dispersal of peaceful protest marches for Sahrawi people, on 15 July 2014. The marches were to call for the release of political detainees.

2014-07-17 Japanese Senators and MPs for Saharawi People's Self-Determination
[SPS]Tokyo -Four Japanese senators and members of parliament have voiced their support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, regretting for the fact that Western Sahara problem is still left unsolved for more than 39 years.

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