Zimbabwe reaffirms firm support to legitimate Saharawi struggle

Harare, August 25, 2015 (SPS) - Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi on Tuesday reaffirmed his country’s firm support to the legitimate struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence, said a statement of the Saharawi embassy in Harare.
In a meeting with Saharawi Ambassador Deich Mohamed Saleh, the minister indicated that Zimbabwe is clear that Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara is illegal and contradicts the resolutions of the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU).
“A solution to Western Sahara issue must go through enabling the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination via a free, fair and transparent referendum,” stated head of Zimbabwe diplomacy.
Mr. Mumbengegwi called on the international community to expedite the search for a solution guaranteeing the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence.
Saharawi ambassador, for his part, praised Zimbabwe’s unbroken support to the struggle of Saharawi people to liberate their national territory, highlighting Morocco’s repeated human rights violations against innocent Saharawis.
The meeting also examined the role can be played by the African Union in finding a settlement to Western Sahara issue. (SPS)

President of Senate of Zimbabwe confirms support for struggle of Saharawi people

Harare (Zimbabwe) August 24 2015 (SPS) - President of the Senate of Zimbabwe Mrs. Edna Madzongwe reiterated Monday her country’s firm position in favour of the just struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence.

Mrs. Madzongwe stressed, during a meeting with the Saharawi Ambassador, Mr. Daish Mohammed Saleh, that "the continuous support of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the just struggle of the Saharawi people stems from the principles of the anti-colonization of peoples and standing up for right and justice, and we will always be to their side until the complete liberation of their land and the expulsion of the Moroccan occupation."

In this context, she emphasized the African role to push for a quick settlement of the Sahrawi issue.

For his part, the Sahrawi Ambassador made a presentation on the developments related the issue of Western Sahara, the Moroccan intransigence aimed to blow up the international efforts to organize a referendum on the future of the Saharawi people, and the Moroccan grave violations of human rights against the Sahrawi citizens in the occupied Saharawi territories. (SPS)

Algerian Journalists Committee for breaking siege on Saharawi struggle

Algiers, August 20, 2015 (SPS) - Algerian Journalists Committee in solidarity with Takbar Haddi has invited journalists across the world to act so to break the silence and siege imposed on the struggle of Saharawi people, in a petition addressed to the United Nations.
In a press conference held in the Saharawi media center in Algiers on Thursday, the Committee called for action to ensure the respect for international legitimacy in Western Sahara and the right of the Saharawi people to freedom and independence.
They also expressed absolute solidarity with the legitimate struggle of the Saharawi people to regain freedom and dignity.
Copies of the petition will also be delivered to the European Union (EU), Arab League, African Union (AU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
The petition have so far signed by intellectuals, journalists and jurists from Algeria, Spain, United States of America, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Portugal, among other countries. (SPS)

AFAPREDESA urges Moroccan state to unveil fate of missing Saharawi persons

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), August 20, 2015 (SPS) - The Association of Families of Saharawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA) on Thursday called on the Moroccan state to unveil the whereabouts of the Saharawi missing persons and release immediately all the Saharawi political prisoners incarcerated in Moroccan jails.
In a statement on the occasion of its 26th anniversary, the Association expressed deep concern over lack of respect from the part of Moroccan regime to international legitimacy, calling for enabling the Saharawi people to enjoy their inalienable right to freedom and self-determination.
It also demanded that a UN mechanism to monitor human rights in Western Sahara be established, asking Moroccan state to comply with the principles of human rights.
AFAPREDESA denounced the repressive policy pursued by Moroccan regime against peaceful protests held by Saharawi civilians in the occupied territory of Western Sahara to call for their legitimate demands.
It, moreover, urged the international community to exert pressure on the Moroccan state and the companies involved in the systematic plunder of Saharawi natural resources to stop their activities. (SPS