South Africa asks the UN to send a mission to investigate the human rights situation in Western Sahara
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(SPS) – South Africa renewed this Wednesday its appeal to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently send a mission to investigate the human rights situation in the occupied areas of Western Sahara, as well as to report on the serious violations committed by the Moroccan occupation forces against Saharawi civilians.
Through a statement issued during the discussion of the second working item of the Human Rights Council session, the Permanent Representative of South Africa in Geneva, Mr. Mxolisi Sizo Nkosi, “required Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to include information on the human rights situation in occupied Western Sahara in her report to the 50th Ordinary Session of the Human Rights Council”.
In his statement, Ambassador Nkosi underlined that “the government of your country will remain committed to ensuring that the Saharawi people can exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, in accordance with all relevant United Nations resolutions”.