Monthly Archives: May 2010

Moroccan court bails three Western Sahara activists

1274221906_0.jpg“The appeals court in Sale has accepted the bail demand of three of these six activists, after it was rejected last Thursday by the military court,” Mohammed Sebbar said.
All six men were arrested in the coastal town of Casablanca after their trip to Tindouf, which is the headquarters of the Polisario Front movement that wants independence of the Western Sahara from Morocco.
The military tribunal in Rabat accused the six of “treason and intelligence with the enemy”, but none of them have yet been tried.


Six Sahrawi prisoners end their hunger strike

Statement, 27 April 2010 :
After Forty-one days the six Sahrawi prisoners of conscience in Sale, Morocco ended their hunger strike.
We want to announce to the public that we have decided to suspend our open hunger strike on the evening of Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, after we have received pledges from the Moroccan authorities following many dialogues and meetings during the last two weeks of the strike regarding our case.

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23 April. ACTU writes to His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General

Sharan Burrow, ACTU President, has written on behalf of the ACTU to His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General, voicing concerns that the latest report  on Western Sahara S/ 2010/175  has failed to deliver on two crucial points: the referendum, and the implementation of mechanisms to monitor human rights in occupied Western Sahara and in the refugee camps in south west Algeria.

ACTU letter >>