Western Sahara – 18 November 2014

Decolonization of Western Sahara – Security Council Must Act “Quickly,” With “Determination”
Sahrawi ambassador to Algeria Brahim Ghali called on Saturday, in Madrid, the United Nations Security Council to act “quickly” and with “determination” for the decolonisation of Western Sahara.
“The United Nations is bored with Morocco’s repetitive procrastination and its hindrances to the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara,” said Ghali on the sidelines of the 39th European Conference of Support and Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO), insisting on the necessity to undertake actions so that this situation does not continue .
In this regard, He underlined that “in his next report, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon should draw the attention of the Security Council to reconsider its approach to manage the UnitedNations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for the decolonisation of Western Sahara.”

Aminatou Haidar Calls for Quick Action to Stop Violations By Morocco
Sahrawi Human Rights activist Aminatou Haidarslammed Sunday in Madrid continued violations committed by Moroccan authorities against the Sahrawi people, denouncing the policy of the Kingdom of Morocco in continuing to defy the international community.
“The situation of human rights is alarming,” said Aminatou Haidar, at the sidelines of the European Conference of support and solidarity with the Saharawi People (EUCOCO), denouncing the Speech of the Moroccan king Mohamed VI, “which will have negative consequences on the situation, legitimizing violations against the Saharawi population”.
She said she was “surprised and disappointed” by the speech “when we expected a breakthrough in the negotiations between the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco”, denouncing the “stubbornness” of the Moroccan authorities to the international legality.
Sahara Press Service

Demonstration in Occupied City of Boujdour Against Presence of Kosmos Energy Company
Many Saharawi demonstrators called Saturday in the occupied city of Boujdour for departure of the Cosmos energy company all other foreign companies involved through illegal contracts with the Moroccan occupier in the plundering of natural resources of the Saharawi people.
They condemned the presence of the Cosmos energy company, noting that it is a violation of international law in a territory under the responsibility of the United Nations pending decolonization through a democratic and fair referendum to allow the Saharawis people to speak freely about their future.
In addition,a patrol of the Moroccan police abducted Sahrawi human rights activist Hamza al-Ansari, who was tortured, stripped of his clothes and threatened to with rape and publishing his photos on the internet before he was abandoned outside of the city in a “deplorable” situation.