“Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
I write in support of the people of Western Sahara. Western Sahara continues to be regarded by the United Nations as a non-self-governing territory and as such is entitled to a process of decolonisation. The UN has a responsibility to ensure that its doctrine of decolonisation is practiced to the letter in Africa’s last remaining colony….
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The Associated Press/ International Herald Tribune, Published: May 17, 2007
RABAT, Morocco: Moroccan riot police wielding truncheons clashed Thursday with stone-throwing students demanding independence for Western Sahara.
Saharawi students have staged a sit-in since Monday at Mohamed V university in the capital, Rabat.
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AFAPREDESA The Association for the Families of Saharawi Prisoners and the Disappeared
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[Marrakech 09.05.07] We organized a sit-in of solidarity with the Sahrawi students at IBNO ZOHR University in Agadir, who were victims of savage attacks. Then we organized a march from the Faculty of Law, passing by the Faculty of Letters, towards the campus of Alqady Ayad University in Marrakech. Continue reading
1- The Security Council has just adopted a new resolution on the question of Western Sahara (resolution 1754 of 30 April 2007) that the Frente POLISARIO has welcomed in view of the fact that it has solemnly enshrined the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination…
The Associated Press – The International Herald Tribune, Friday, May 11, 2007
RABAT, Morocco: Police in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara attacked pro-independence demonstrators Friday, human rights campaigners said.
A spokesman for the Saharawi Association for Human Rights Victims said police violently broke up the demonstration, held Friday morning in Laayoune, Western Sahara’s main city.
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FREEDOM HOUSE May 2007. A special report detailing the world’s most repressive societies, drawn from Freedom in the World 2007, covers Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara (see pages 126-128). This is Freedom House’s annual global survey on political rights and civil liberties.
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Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Human Rights Violations Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH) Statement, El-Ayoune, on May 10, 2007
Following the bloody events, which occurred recently at the university IBNO ZOHR of Agadir, and which resulted in tens of wounded in a very worrying situation and the arrest of five Sahrawi students, after an attack of some chauvinistic and racist Moroccan students against Sahrawi students, demonstrations of protest and solidarity…..
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Western Sahara Briefing: Current Developments and Challenges to Self-Determination
Chairman Donald M. Payne May 09, 2007, 10:30am, RHOB 2255
Good morning, and thank you all for joining us. The purpose of this briefing is to examine the current developments on Western Sahara and challenges to self-determination as presented by Morocco’s recent “autonomy” proposal.
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STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE FRANK RUDDY, U.S. AMBASSADOR (ret.), FORMER DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE U.N. PEACEKEEPING MISSION FOR WESTERN SAHARA (MINURSO)
BEFORE THE WESTERN SAHARA BRIEFING AT THE US CONGRESS ON MAY 9, 2007:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
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