THIS week campaigners around the world are calling on their governments to back a global ban on lethal cluster bombs. These deadly devices that disperse over vast areas have killed and maimed thousands of innocent civilians. They lie unexploded on the ground long after a conflict has ceased …..(continued)
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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Western and non-aligned countries disagreed on Friday over rival plans for Western Sahara as the U.N. Security Council sought to spur Morocco and the territory’s independence movement to negotiate seriously.
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Top Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has ordered the opening of an inquiry into allegations of genocide in the Moroccan occupied Western Sahara.
The Western Saharan plaintiffs are also looking for accountability for the 542 Sahrawis that Morocco ‘disappeared’ during the war with the pro-independence Polisario Front from 1975-1991. (continued)
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“The Saharawi people needs, more than ever, to be supported”
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The Moroccan authorities in El Aaiun/ Western Sahara violate CODESA right to hold its Constitutive conference.
As soon as the Preparing committee has finished the financial and moral preparations for the organisation of the Constitutive Conference of the Collective of the Saharawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA), which was planed to take place on Sunday 07 October 2007,
On Friday 21 September The Australia Western Sahara Association (AWSA) held a peaceful community assembly in front of the Melbourne headquarters of Incitec Pivot (IPL), one of the three Australian companies that import phosphates fromWestern Sahara illegally.(….continued)
Senator Lyn Allison (Australian Democrats)
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A ten minute video of Malainin’s public meeting in Auckland is available on line at http://artinafrica.blogspot.com/2007/08/vlog-11-malainin-lakhal.html
Malainin Lakhal, In Green Left Weekly, 24 August 2007
Representatives of Western Sahara’s Polisario Front (the Saharawi liberation movement) and the Moroccan government met in Manhasset, New York, on August 10 and 11 with a view to “achieving a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara” — the words of UN Security Council’s Resolution 1754, adopted on April 30.
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The CODESA Secretariat,
El Aaiun, Western Sahara., August 08, 2007.
A Detailed Report on the Violations of Human Rights Perpetrated by the Moroccan state in the Western Sahara and against the Sahrawi Citizens in Morocco since the passing of the UN 1754 Resolution in April 2007
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El Aaiun , Western Sahara, August 13, 2007. Press Release
On August 11, 2007, the second round of negotiations between the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro and the Moroccan kingdom in Manhasset, New York, ended after two days’ discussions under the auspices of the United Nations and in accordance with Security Council Resolution 1754 April 30, 2007 in which both parties to the conflict were asked to enter direct negotiations Continue reading