Khadda and Haddi Sahrawi political prisoners in 48h protest

The Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group, Mohamed Lamin Haddi and El Bashir Khadda who are detained in Tiflet prison started today a 48-hour hunger strike in protest against the delay of the local prison administration complying with the promiss to transfer them to another prison and ensuring their right to study.

Over a month passed after Haddi and Khadda suspended their open hunger strike between November and December of last year following the commitment of the General Administration of Prisons to meet all their just demands, which are based mainly on the right to study and improve their conditions of detention. The local prison administration has adopted a policy of procrastination, indifference and non-fulfillment of its obligations and obligations towards the demands of the Saharawi political prisoners, according to information obtained by the Committee of the Families of the Detainees.

Therefore , the two Sahrawi political prisoners decided to make a 48h in protest against the lack of fulfillment of the commitments made by the administration of Tiflet. Read more

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The EU fisheries agreement with Morocco is not valid because it includes Western Sahara, according to European justice

  • The decision affirms that Europe breached its obligation to respect the right of self-determination
  • Nor does it believe that it guarantees that the exploitation of resources benefits the Sahrawi
  • 91.5% of the total catch envisaged in the agreement correspond to the waters of that area The fishing agreement between the European Union and Morocco is not valid, since it applies to Western Sahara and adjacent waters, according to the conclusions of the general counsel of the Court of Justice of the EU in charge of analyzing the preliminary ruling of a British court to a request from the Western Sahara Campaign (WSC), an organization that defends the recognition of the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people.

According to the lawyer Melchior Wathelet, when signing that agreement, “the Union breached its obligation to respect the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and its obligation not to recognize an illegal situation resulting from the violation of that right”.

“The fisheries agreement and the acts that approved and applied it are incompatible with the provisions of the Treaties that oblige the Union to ensure that its external action protects human rights and strictly respects International Law,” recalls Wathelet. Read more

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