TUNIS- The works of the 2nd ministerial meeting of the Contact Group on "Illegal Migration along the Central Mediterranean Route," got underway Monday in Tunis with the participation of Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui.
BIR LAHLOU (Sahrawi Liberated Territories)- President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali urged the United Nations to find a mechanism to monitor and protect human rights in Western Sahara, affirming that the sentences pronounced against the political prisoners of “Gdeim Izik” group was another “proof of Morocco’s intention to continue the violation of human rights in the occupied territories in the absence of witnesses.”
ALGIERS – Adviser at the presidency of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Lahritani Lahcen said Sunday in Algiers that the sentences issued by Sale Court in Rabat against 25 Sahrawi political detainees of Gdeim Izik Group are "strictly political and null" because they are not based on evidences.
BRUSSELS- Sahrawi Minister, representative of the Polisario Front for Europe Mohamed Sidati on Sunday urged the European Union (EU) to “firmly” intervene to end the escalation of Morocco's repression against the Sahrawi people and compel it to stop its “occupation” and “oppression” policy.
STOCKHOLM (Sweden)- The Swedish commission of solidarity with the Sahrawi people denounced the iniquitous sentences against the Sahrawi political prisoners of "Gdeim Izik" group, affirming that the trial and according to the testimony of international observers who attended the trial was just a “pure staging” and that the sentences were pronounced on the basis of confessions extracted under torture and false testimony.
NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday has deeply deplored the death of three Palestinians in clashes on Friday with Israeli security services.
LONDON (U.K.)- Amnesty International called on the Moroccan judicial authorities to guarantee a fair trial to all Sahrawi political prisoners and to avoid any exceedings (torture or ill-treatment) throughout the trial.
ADDIS ABABA- African Union (AU) has reiterated need to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations and the international community in order to help the continent address security challenges facing it.
ALGIERS- The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday welcomes a contribution of €1 million (US$1,1 million) from the Government of Germany that will enable WFP to continue providing life-saving food assistance to Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.
DAKHLA (Sahrawi refugee camps)-The sentences handed down against Gdeim Izik prisoners will not undermine the willingness of the Saharawi people, who will to continue their legitimate struggle for freedom and self-determination, stressed Saharawi President and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Ibrahim Ghali.