Western Sahara – 25 August 2015

UN SG Calls for Rapid Settlement of Western Sahara Conflict
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the umpteenth time for a rapid settlement of the Western Sahara conflict, in a report on the development of the Saharawi question submitted to the General Assembly which should begin its work on 15 September.
The UN SG’s call was launched “because of the volatility of the dangers in the area, proximity to extremist and terrorist groups, the growing frustration of young people and the suffering of tens of thousands of refugees who are beginning to lose faith in the political solution,” explained the Secretary General, in the report submitted Thursday to the General Assembly, which should begin its work on September 15 and focus on the development of the question of Western Sahara from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

European Human Rights Activists Expelled From Occupied El Aiun
European searchers and human rights activists have been driven out of the occupied town of El Aiun, Western Sahara, by Moroccan occupation forces, to prevent them from enquiring about the situation of human rights in the occupied territories.
A Spanish and a French activists, who were due to meet with the Coordination of Saharawi Human Rights Groups, have been forced to leave the territories by Moroccan occupation authorities.