Yearly Archives: 2007

Spanish Judge starts Genocide proceedings against Morocco’s occupation

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 Collective of the Saharawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA)

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,
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Phosphate Protest, Melbourne 21 September

Senator Lyn Allison (leader of the Australian Democrats),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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Western Sahara and the new international order

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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11 August 2007 – Second round of negotiations

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