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2014-10-24 Diplomat Abba Malainin Discusses Saharawi Human Rights With Amnesty International Officials
[SPS]POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin, on Thursday held talks with Mr. Joakim Lundström, Political Advisor and Team leader Policy at Amnesty International - Denmark branch.

2014-10-23 RFK Center Denounces Death After Torture of Sahrawi Activist in Moroccan Prison
[Algerie Presse Service]Washington -The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) denounced in a statement the acts of torture inflicted on a Sahrawi detained in a Moroccan jail, causing his death.

2014-10-23 Saharawi Territories Are Contaminated With More Than Five Million Anti-Personnel Mines - Ambassador
[SPS]Algiers -Occupied Saharawi territories are contaminated with more than 5 million anti-personnel mines, planted by Moroccan occupying regime, said Tuesday in Algiers Mr. Brahim Ghali, Ambassador of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) in Algiers.

2014-10-23 Codesa Meets Representatives of U.S. Embassy in Rabat
[SPS]El AaiĂșn -A delegation of the Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA) on Wednesday evening held talks in El AaiĂșn, capital of Western Sahara, with the Political Adviser and his deputy at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat.

2014-10-23 Human Rights Council Strengthened By Strong Supporters of Saharawi People
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Human Right Council of the United Nations has been strengthened by new Member States, who are staunch supporters and advocates for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and freedom.

2014-10-23 Slovenia Renews Support to Self-Determination of Saharawi People
[SPS]Ljubljana -Chairman of the Slovenian Parliament's External Relations Committee, Jozef Horvat, reaffirmed his country's support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, voicing support to UN-led mediation to find a peaceful solution to the conflict if Western Sahara.

2014-10-23 Polisario Representative Received At Danish Social Democratic Party
[SPS]Copenhagen -POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin, on Wednesday received at the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party of Denmark by Mr. Simon Redder, International Secretary and International Consultant.

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.

2014-10-23 Murcia University Organizes Days of Solidarity With Saharawi People
[SPS]Murcia (spain) -Polisario Front Representation in collaboration with the University of Murcia will organize the 3rd edition of the days of solidarity with the Saharawi people, in the period from 28 until 31 October 2014.

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 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".

2014-10-20 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.

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