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2014-11-26 Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Oversees Military Exercise
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, on Tuesday oversaw a military exercise performed by various formations of the 6th Military Region of the People's Liberation Army.

2014-11-26 Campaign in Norway Against Continued Occupation of Western Sahara By Morocco
[SPS]Oslo -The Norwegian Student and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH) has decided to launch a year-long campaign to denounce illegal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

2014-11-26 Condition of Health of Saharawi Political Detainee Deteriorated
[SPS]Eit Melloul -Condition of health of the Saharawi political prisoner, Lamjahid Mayara, has seriously deteriorated as a consequence of chest pains and fever he has been suffering since more than a week.

2014-11-26 SADR Takes Part in 1st Ordinary Session of AU-STC On Public Service, Local Government, Urban Development and Decentralization
[SPS]Brazzaville -Saharawi Republic (SADR) on Monday participated in First Ordinary Session of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Public Service, Local Government, Urban Development and Decentralization, held at the conference palace in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo.

2014-11-26 New Ambassador Received By Namibian Foreign Minister
[SPS]Windhoek -New Ambassador, Maalainine Sadik, on Monday received by Mrs. Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwah, foreign minister of Namibia, to present copies of his letter of accreditation as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in the Republic of Namibia.

2014-11-26 Saharawi Political Prisoners to Start 3-Day Hunger Strike
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Saharawi political prisoners, incarcerated in Moroccan jails, on Thursday will launch a three-day hunger strike in solidarity with their colleague Mbarek Daoudi, on hunger strike since 25 days, stated the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

2014-11-26 National Commission for Human Rights Concerned At Convening of HR Forum in Occupying Country
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -The National Commission for Human Rights on Tuesday voiced "deep concern" at the convening of an international forum on human rights in a country like Morocco, which still occupies by force the territory of Western Sahara.

2014-11-26 April Will See Confrontation Between Security Council and Morocco, Says President Mohamed Abdelaziz
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz on Sunday indicated that the next month of April will witness a confrontation between the UN Security Council and Morocco, adding that it will be an "important date" for discussing the issue of Western Sahara.

2014-11-26 Boujdour Hosts 7th Conference of Saharawi Imams
[SPS]Boujdour -Work of the 7th conference of Saharawi Imams on Tuesday kicked off in the Wilaya of Boujdour, Saharawi refugee camps, under the theme "message and role of Mosques in social upbringing."

2014-11-26 Smara - Peaceful Vigils in Solidarity With Saharawi Inmates
[SPS]Smara -The occupied city of Smara on Monday witnessed the organization of two peaceful vigils in solidarity with the Saharawi political prisoners languishing in Moroccan jails, said the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

2014-11-26 UJSARIO Attends Conference About Youth in Thailand
[SPS]Bangkok -A delegation of the Saharawi Youth Union (UJSARIO) participated in a conference about youth role in the current political transformations, concluded Tuesday its work in Bangkok.

2014-11-25 Moroccan Authorities Expel Two American Sympathizers With Struggle of Saharawi People
[SPS]El Aaiun -The Moroccan occupation authorities expelled Saturday, two American artists from El Aaiun on a visit to find out about the situation in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, according to Saharawi human rights source.

2014-11-25 Two Saharawi Political Prisoners Suffer Ill Treatment in Jails of AIT Melloul and Inzegan
[SPS]El Aaiun -Saharawi political prisoners, Abdelmoutaleb Srir and Muhammad Baber, are subjected to ill-treatment by the prison administration in Ait Melloul Inzegan jails where they had been recently transferred from the "cacel negra" (black Jail) in El Aaiun, indicated Saharawi human rights source.

2014-11-25 Sahrawi Organizations of Human Rights Boycott World Forum On Human Rights Held in Marrakech
[SPS]El Aaiun -The Saharawi associations and committees of human rights announced Monday their decision to boycott the second World Forum on Human Rights, scheduled November 27-30, in Marrakech, Morocco, according to a statement a copy of it received by SPS.

2014-11-24 Argentine Organizations Reject Holding of World Forum On Human Rights in Morocco
[SPS]Buenos Aires -Society, labor and human rights personalities reject the holding of the second edition of the World Forum on Human Rights scheduled for November 27-30, in Marrakech, Morocco, its human rights violations, torture and ill-treatment against the Sahrawis and Moroccans.

2014-11-24 Preparatory Meeting of International Seminar On Natural Resources of Western Sahara
[SPS]Melbourne -The committee of solidarity with the Saharawi people in Australia has held on Friday, a preparatory meeting of the international seminar on natural resources of Western Sahara; which will be held in Australia next March.

2014-11-24 Adalauk Launches Campaign for Release of Sahrawi Political Prisoner Embarek Daoudi
[SPS]London -AdalaUK has launched an urgent appeal to the international community requesting sending mass e-mails to the Moroccan Ministry of Justice for the release of Sahrawi political prisoner Embarek Daoudi on a hunger strike since 1st November, in Sale jail 1, Rabat, Morocco, in a statement Sunday on its website.

2014-11-24 SADR New Ambassador Accredited to Namibia
[SPS]Windhoek -The Government of the Republic of Namibia has granted accreditation to Mr. Sadik Maalainin as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to Namibia, succeedingthe deceased, Abeid Louchaa.

2014-11-24 Human rights in Western Sahara - CNDH's president Severely Questioned at European Parliament
[Algerie Presse Service]Brussels -European deputies questioned Thursday the president of Morocco's National Human Rights Council (CNDH) on the situation of human rights in the Sahrawi territories, occupied by Morocco, said a European source in Brussels.

2014-11-24 Aminetou Haidar Condemns Repression and Violence Against Saharawi Population in Occupied Territories
[SPS]Puerto Del Rosario -Saharawi activist and president of the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA), Aminetou Haidar, condemned Friday the arbitrary arrests, torture and use of violence by Morocco against the Sahrawi population in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

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