Conference Saharawi Children and Students under occupation

PUSL.- The Center for African Studies at the University of Porto will present the “Report on the Abuse of the Rights of Sahrawi Children and Students in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara” on March 6 at 16:30 at the Faculdade de Letras of the University.

This is the first report on the dire consequences of an unresolved armed conflict on children and young people. Due to the impediments imposed on journalists by the Kingdom of Morocco and the difficult access of the media to the occupied territories of Western Sahara, this conflict has not found the echo it would justify.

This report aims to show the situation in which the Sahrawi children and young people live in the occupied territories and the impact that this occupation has on their daily lives and in their future. Read more

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Saharawi political prisoner El Hafed Iazza in alarming health condition

PUSL.- The local administration of prisons in Bouzkarn, Morocco, on Thursday 28 February transferred the Saharawi political prisoner Yahya Mohammed El Hafed Iazza to a hospital in the town of Guelmim after a serious deterioration of his state of health.

Iazza has severe respiratory problems, suffers from asthma and his health has been deteriorating due to inhuman detention conditions since his arrest on 27 February 2008.

The cells he has been detained in all lack all the minimum hygiene conditions, they are full of vermin without proper ventilation and full of humidity. Read more

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Sahrawi negotiating delegation in Berlin for consultations with UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy

Berlin, March 3, 2019 (SPS) – At the invitation of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, the Sahrawi negotiating delegation will hold consultations with Mr. Koehler in German capital Berlin from Monday to Tuesday.

The consultations come in the context of Mr. Koehler’s efforts aimed at activating the United Nations-sponsored political process in Western Sahara. In his briefing to the Security Council on 29 January, the UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy of had announced his intention to invite the parties to the conflict, the POLISARIO Front and Morocco, to hold private consultations with him to discuss several issues related to the political process and to prepare for the second round of talks in Geneva this month. Read more

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Ahmed Brahim Ettanji: “Our bet against Moroccan violence is to act peacefully” Gervasio Sánchez.- Ahmed Brahim Ettanji (1988) was born in El Aaiún and is president of Equipe Media, a medium that tries to break the Moroccan information blockade.

When and why was Equipe Media, the communication organization that you direct in Western Sahara, founded?

In 2009, ten years ago, with the aim of overcoming the information blockade imposed by the Moroccan authorities occupying our land. We are a group of activists, journalists and jurists.

Do you receive European or Spanish financial aid?

We have received cameras and computers as donations and financial aid from a Swedish organization to shoot a documentary entitled ‘Three Stolen Cameras’, which has won several awards at international festivals. There are Moroccan laws that criminalize foreign financing. Read more

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