BRUSSELS- The Polisario Front “wasn’t consulted” and “wasn’t aware” of the content of the of the draft agreement signed on 31 January 2018 by the European Union (EU) and Morocco following negotiations on the conclusion of an additional agreement to their association agreement after the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of December 2016, affirmed the Sahrawi Minister delegate for Europe Mohamed Sidati.
AL AYUN (Western Sahara occupied territories)-Sahrawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik group Mohamed El Ayoubi passed away on Wednesday evening in the occupied city of El Ayun because of harsh conditions and mistreatment in Moroccan prisons, the Saharawi news agency (SPS) said Thursday.
LONDON- The Moroccan authorities used, in 2017, “unnecessary and excessive force” against the population of Western Sahara who claimed their right to self-determination and justice, affirmed the latest annual report of Amnesty International (AI) on the situation of human rights in the world, published on Thursday.
BRUSSELS – The European Parliament Intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people" expressed on Wednesday "deep concern" over the European Commission’s "lack of transparency" during its negotiations with Morocco, about an additional agreement to the Association Agreement, in order to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice, of December 2016.
NIAMEY- The excessive coverage of extremist violence "can become fuel for terrorists," said Wednesday in Niamey, Secretary General of Niger's Higher Council of Communication, Suleiman Anza.
BRUSSELS- The participants in the conference “trade unionists and solidarity with Western Sahara” organized Monday and Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels expressed their “deep concern” over the continuing plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources, calling on EU and its institutions to “clearly condemn” any illegal exploitation of these resources.
LONDON- The human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Moroccan authorities to respect the right to defence for the Gdeim Izik prisoners, following the expulsion of two of their lawyers, Ingrid Metton and Olfa Ouled.
ALGIERS- The contribution of media to preventing and fighting against violent extremism in the Sahel-Saharan region will be the main focus of a workshop of exchange which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Niamey (Niger), announced Monday the event’s organizers.
LONDON (UK)- The United Kingdom "fully supports" the peace process led by the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy to Western Sahara Horst Kohler, the UK Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of International Development Alistair Burt said Sunday.
BECICI (MONTENEGRO)- The International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) granted to the Saharawi Students Union the status of full member on Saturday, the second day of its 33rd congress being held in Becici, in the Republic of Montenegro, the Saharawi news agency SPS reported.