The testimony of Fatma Aayache
The Saharawi human rights activist, the ex-kidnapped and member of the ‘Colectif Sahraoui des Defenseur des Droits de l’Homme’ (CODESA).
Read Fatma Aayache’s testimony>
Western Sahara: Out of the Impasse, 11 Jun 2007 22:02:39 GMT
International Crisis Group
Cairo/Brussels, 11 June 2007: Despite some recent optimism and new talks starting on 18 June, the conflict in Western Sahara – with its heavy continuing costs on all the parties – won’t be resolved without a fundamental change in the UN Security Council’s approach.
The International Crisis Group released two reports on the conflict today.
Western Sahara: Out of the Impasse>
Western Sahara: The Cost of the Conflict>
Australian tour of Malainin Lakhal, Secretary General of the Union of Saharawi Writers and Journalists, and human rights activist.
Press Release 4 June 2007>
Malainin is posting stories about his visit to Australia on his website
View events in Sydney and Canberra 13 June – 7 July>
PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECTION TO THE DATE FOR THE UNSW SEMINAR – It is on Wed 13 June, not Tuesday 12 June.
Corrected details below:
Wednesday, 13 June at 12.30 – 2.00, Seminar at University of NSW Australian Centre for Human Rights, Seminar Room, Level 2, Law Building, UNSW.
(light lunch will be provided)
The English version of the Saharawi journalists’ website is now available; this is particularly well-timed, coinciding with the arrival in Australia of Malainin Lakhal, Saharawi journalist and Secretary General of the Union of Saharawi Journalists and Writers
Visit UPES-Union of Saharawi Journalists and Writers website >>
RABAT, May 25 (Reuters) – Moroccan police have beaten and imprisoned dozens of Western Sahara independence activists demonstrating on university campuses in recent weeks, rights campaigners said on Friday.
More than 25 students remain in prison after a wave of arrests that began on May 7 in the tourist town of Agadir in southern Morocco.
Reuters report >>