Mon Dec 4, 8:19 AM ET MADRID (AFP) – More than 200 people from the Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara have asked Spain for political asylum after reaching the Canary Islands in small boats.
The Sahrawis are young people who in the previous 18 months took part in demonstrations demanding the independence of the Western Sahara and say they fled repression by Morocco’s security forces, the Spanish daily El Pais reported Monday.
Announcing the launch of a terrific new web site, created by Australians planning to make a film about Western Sahara – here you will be able to virtually visit a refugee camp in Algeria, watch short Saharawi films and experience The Wall of Shame!
YANUCA ISLAND, Fiji, 30 November -– The UN Special Committee on Decolonization put forward 48 conclusions and recommendations regarding the situation in Non-Self-Governing Territories as it concluded its three-day Pacific Regional Seminar.
A statement by Kamal Fadel, representive of the Frente Polisario – Western Sahara, was presented regarding the issue of the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western Sahara.
Report and images of the torture and human rights violations by Morocco.
View document: Human Rights Violations
International Herald Tribune. November 24, 2006
UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN mission for the referendum in Western Sahara until April 30, 2007. Francesco Bastagli, a veteran of 32 years with the United Nations, condemns the decision
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The SADR (Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic) participated in the International Conference and exhibition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) attended by over 2000 states and oil companies, which took place in Perth on 5-8 November 2006.
Simon Cunich, 17 November 2006. Green Left Weekly
On October 31, Morocco’s allies on the United Nations Security Council — including France, the United States and Britain — blocked a motion to condemn human rights abuses against the people of occupied Western Sahara.