Western Sahara: Jeremy Corbyn Elected Leader of British Labour Party
The north London MP and Chair of The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Western Sahara, Jeremy Corbyn, has been elected leader of the British Labour party with nearly 59.5% of first-preference votes.
The new leader is known for his strong and uncompromising stand in favor of the Saharawi people’s struggle for self-determination and independence.
Morocco/Western Sahara: Rights Group Legalized
Moroccan authorities have for the first time allowed a Sahrawi human rights organization fiercely critical of the government to legally register. This advance for freedom of association in Morocco came 10 years after the Western Sahara group applied and nine years after a court ruled that the government had unlawfully impeded the group from registering.
Morocco should now end all arbitrary obstacles on the activities of the group, the Sahrawi Association of Victims of Human Rights Abuses Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH), including a de facto prohibition of public rallies and sit-ins. The government should allow the registration of all peaceful associations in Morocco and Western Sahara whose registration authorities have blocked, Human Rights Watch said.
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