Western Sahara – 11 July 2014

Seville hosts 19th edition of March for Peace in Western Sahara

The 19th edition of March for Peace in Western Sahara was held Saturday at Encarnación Square in Seville, Andalusia, to call for the independence of Western Sahara and release of Saharawi political prisoners languishing in Moroccan jails.

Organized by several organizations and associations of human rights in Seville, the march was attended by thousands of Andalusia citizens and politicians, in addition to the Saharawi children, who are spending their summer holidays with hosting families in the city.
Participants at the rally, who marched along Seville streets, held Polisario Front flags and chanted slogans calling for freedom and peace in Western Sahara.

Sahara Press Service

Danish MP worried for tens of Saharawi journalists having detained by Moroccan authorities

Spokesman of the Red-Green Alliance Party in the Danish Parliament, MP Christian Juhl, has expressed “profound worry” for tens of Saharawi activists, journalists and protestors having detained by Moroccan authorities without a court order following peaceful protests calling for the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination, held on 30th June 2014 in El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara.

In a letter sent to the Moroccan Minister of Justice Mostafa Rmaidi, a copy of which obtained by SPS, Mr. Juhl expressed “profound worry” for dozens of people in the occupied territories of the Western Sahara, who are in immediate danger of arbitrary detention.

Sahara Press Service


Polisario Front condemns arrest of Saharawi blogger

Polisario Front has condemned the arrest of the Saharawi journalist and blogger, Mahmud El-Haissan, describing the move as an attempt to silence the Saharawi people and deprive them of their basic rights, in a territory under UN responsibility, whose people still waiting to exercise their right to self-determination.

Sahara Press Service