TINDOUF- Sports tournament in Tindouf, Algeria's south, has marked the World Refugee Day (June 20), at the initiative of the ministry of Sports of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in coordination with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
GENEVA- Sahrawi activist Mina Abaali called on the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to protect Sahrawi people's natural resources from the systematic looting by foreign companies from the European Union and by others from Morocco.
BRUSSELS- French members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the EELV, Green/ALE parliamentary group, on Friday urged King of Morocco Mohamed VI to take into account his people's aspirations and "not to suppress" popular protests expressing a "deep social malaise."
PARIS- The lawyers of Sahrawi activists, tried by the Court of Appeal of Rabat, denounced Thursday, in Paris, the Moroccan justice which has been exploited to settle political scores after six months of hearings marked by the absence of proofs.
RABAT- The appeal proceedings of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group continued Thursday in Sale (Rabat) at a time when an international campaign is led to denounce the serious violations against the 24 political prisoners who are subject to an unfair trial.
NEW YORK- Morocco which blocks the peace process in Western Sahara since 2012 return to the negotiating table "with a spirit of honest cooperation" by abandoning its hidden agenda for the territory, said Monday in New York, Polisario Front representative to UN Ahmed Boukhari.
PARIS- The trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners, which resumed on June 5 in Rabat, has taken a worrying turn with the pleading of the civil parties which want to add the charges of domestic terrorism, said Monday the Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (AFSADR).
AL AYUN (Occupied Sahrawi territories)- Moroccan occupying forces brutally dispersed protesters, who staged a peaceful demonstration in the occupied city of Al-Ayun on Saturday to express their solidarity with Sahrawi political prisoners and denounce the occupation policies in the region, said the Sahrawi news agency SPS, citing sources from Al-Ayun.
BIR LAHLOU (Liberated Saharawi Territories)- The permanent office of the Polisario Front's secretary general has denounced the "illegal and immoral" practices marring the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik and "gross violations" against them.
BRUSSELS- Euro-MP Paloma Lopez warned the European Union of the consequences of the continued plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources, calling it to take the necessary measures so that the member States, notably Spain, prevent this illegal exploitation in accordance with the international and European law.