Chile – MP Gutiérrez asks to control ship with alleged illegal cargo coming from Western Sahara

PUSL.- Through a formal request on June 26, the communist MP Hugo Gutiérrez, asked the commander-in-chief of the Navy, Admiral Julio Leiva, an inspection of the Liberian flag vessel Venture Pearl that would be close to navigating Chilean waters, and transports cargo of phosphate originating from Western Sahara .

According to local media the deputy stated that “I believe that one of the struggles that occur in the world that are most invisible is the struggle of the Saharawi people for their independence, to finish with years of years of colonization and the use that Morocco makes of its lands, including the usufruct of all its natural resources. ”

Panama had prohibited this merchant from entering through the Panama Canal respecting international law that prohibits the exploit of Natural Resources of Western Sahara by Morocco without consent of the Saharawi people.

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Moroccan authorities stormed the funeral prayer of known Saharawi rapper FLITOX

PUSL.- Friday 28 of June the Moroccan authorities stormed the mosque in El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara, to prevent the Saharawi population to attend the funeral praying of Said Uld Lili.

Said Lili, was a known Saharawi rapper known as FLITOX, his songs advocated for the independence of Western Sahara and he featured in a documentary on the reality of the illegal occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco.

Said Lili died on Sunday, June 23, in an attempt to emigrate to the Canary Islands with a group of 36 people in a boat. 20 more died in this attempt. His death of that of his boat companions occurred in mysterious circumstances and no investigation was initiated.

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Saharawi activist Ali Al-Taluki sentenced to one year’s imprisonment by the court of Smara

PUSL.- Ali Al-Taluki was sentenced yesterday to a one year prison sentence by the court of Smara, occupied territories of Western Sahara. The young man was accused of “assaulting public officials during the performance of their duties, participating in a demonstration and possession of a weapon”.

The brutal action of a Moroccan paramilitary command against Al-Taluki and two other activists is documented on video and proves that the whole charges are based on false police statements.

Moroccan authorities brutally beat three Saharawi activists at the reception of the political prisoner and journalist Salah Lebsir, who was released on 7 June. The Saharawi activists were immediately detained and subsequently brought to court.

After the brutal intervention in Smara, Salik Mubarak Abdi and Walid al-Salik Albatal were transferred on June 10 to the city of El Aaiun and presented to the court of appeal to the investigative judge.

Ali Al-Taluki was present at the court of Smara on the same day. Read more

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Spanish lawyers prevented by Moroccan authorities to exit the airplane in occupied Western Sahara

PUSL.- Moroccan authorities have prevented three lawyers to exit the airplane in El Aaiun, Western Sahara, under Moroccan occupation since 1975.

The three lawyers of the General Council of Spanish Law intended to participate as observers in the trial against Saharawi journalist Nazha El Khalidi that took place yesterday. Nazha El Khalidi awaits in freedom the sentence that will be published next 8th of July.

Inés Miranda Navarro, Miguel Ángel Jerez Juan and José María Costa Serra – arrived on 23rd of June, Sunday morning by plane in El Aaiún from Gran Canaria, but they have not even been allowed to get off the plane.

The Moroccan authorities try to circumvent the “expulsion” of foreigners by simply not letting them get out of the airplane in El Aaiun, a technique that was used several times in the recent past.

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Saharawi political prisone , Ali Saadoni, transferred to Bouzakarn and placed in isolation

PUSL.- Ali Saadoni, a Saharawi political prisoner, was transferred yesterday at 3am in the middle of the night from the prison of El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara to Bouzakarn prison in Morocco.

According to our source, the political prisoner was in a bad state of health and in a general miserable state.

Upon arriving at Bouzakarn he was immediately placed in isolation.

On 29 April 2019 the Sahrawi activist Ali Saadoni was sentenced to 7 months in prison and a fine of 5000 Dirham (480Euros).

Access to the trial was restricted, only assisting the mother and sister of Saadoni but the Saharawi activists were prevented from entering as well as the translator of two Spanish lawyers accredited by the Spanish law bar.

The defence lawyer denounced the various violations of procedural procedures and asserts that it was not a trial with the necessary guarantees to be considered a fair and impartial trial. Read more

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PUSL.- Souieh El Bachir was released yesterday at 5:00 p.m., after 3 days of arbitrary detention.

El Bachir was detained by the police on Sunday at 4:00 pm at the Ben El Mehdi Hospital in Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara for filming a Saharawi woman who was protesting because doctors at the hospital refused to treat her son with severe burns and to whom not even d the first aid was given.

El Bachir who was in the hospital and witnessed this situation began to record what was happening.

Immediately the police detained El Bachir who was taken to the police station where he was tortured by the police and detained for 73 hours.

On June 18 El Bachir was taken to the King’s procurator.

The video captured could prove at international level what is happening in hospitals in the occupied territories and the genocide that is practiced daily against the Saharawi people.

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New York (USA), June 18, 2019 (SPS) – The Republic of Cuba has insisted that the pertinent resolutions of the General Assembly and the UN Security Council on Western Sahara and the unfinished decolonization process be enforced .

Through the ambassador to the UN, Rivero Rosario, Cuba has reiterated the call of his country for the international community to show more support for the Saharawi people and has renewed its firm support for the struggle for self-determination and independence. “The Saharawi people will always be able to count on the firm solidarity of our people in their struggle to exercise their legitimate rights. Cuba, as it has traditionally done, will continue to support a just and definitive solution to the question of Western Sahara, “said the Cuban diplomat.

During his speech at the Meeting of the Decolonization Committee, Rivero Rosario stressed that “The Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations declared Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory 56 years ago. In the past 23 years, numerous resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council and the African Union have ratified the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people in accordance with resolution 1514 (XV) of the United Nations on the granting of independence. of colonial countries and peoples.”

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Saharawi arrested and tortured for filming medical malpractice in the occupied territories

PUSL.- Souieh El Bachir was detained by the police on Sunday at 16:00 at the Ben El Mehdi Hospital in Aaiun, Occupied Western Sahara.

El Bachir was filming a Saharawi woman who was protesting because the doctors at the hospital refused to treat her son with severe burns.

No first aid was given to the burned young man and the mother began to protest demanding treatment and denouncing the situation.

El Bachir who was in the hospital and witnessed this situation began to record what was happening.

Immediately the police detained El Bachir who was taken to the police station where he was tortured.

The Sahrawi El Bachir will be present to the King’s procurator today.

Cases of ill-treatment, intentional medical negligence, refusal of treatment and suspicious deaths of Sahrawis at the hands of Moroccan doctors are frequent.

The video captured could prove at international level what is happening in hospitals in the occupied territories and the genocide that is practiced daily against the Saharawi people.

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Western Sahara: Morocco should be isolated by all countries – Nigeria Labour Congress

Premium Times. -June 13, 2019Busayo Adegbola

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the isolation of Morocco for holding Western Sahara under colonial control and hindering the state from gaining sovereignty.
The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, said this at a press conference at the Congress’ headquarters in Abuja during the visit of the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Nigeria.

Mr Wabba, who was represented by the President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Najeem Yasin, said that the NLC was fully aware and involved in the struggle of Saharawi people against Morocco’s colonial grip.

“As long as Western Sahara is not free, Africa is not free; and all Africans and African countries must be involved in the struggle,” he said.

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June 14, 2019 porunsaharalibre
Conchi Moya writes stories about real, famous and anonymous characters

“I want the Saharawi to be known and to denounce the injustice committed to a worthy and courageous people”, he assures

* Source:  RTVE. Por JESÚS JIMÉNEZ (@vinetabocadillo) 13.06.2019

The Saharawi people have been asking for self-determination for almost half a century, to be allowed to live in peace on their land. But their hopes of achieving it seem increasingly distant for the Moroccan occupation and international indifference. Now the writer Conchi Moya (Madrid, 1971) gives voice to famous and anonymous people in a series of stories she has written on the subject: “The acacias of the exodus/ Acacias del Exodo” (Sílex ediciones), that allow us to better understand the dreams and hopes of the Saharawi.

“All the stories have in common that they revolve around the Saharawi,” says Conchi. I have chosen time as a way to structure them. So there are three parts: yesterday, where I collect stories from the time when Spain was still in the territory and from the moment of Moroccan abandonment and subsequent invasion; the today, with stories inspired by the current period of impasse, a situation of neither peace nor very dangerous war for the Saharawi, and a third part located in the morning, where I reflect the longing for what I hope will soon happen in the Sahara to through a story related to the Saharawi musicians of all times”. Read more

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PUSL.- Today the Moroccan occupation authorities have expelled the Spanish photo reporter Judith Prat from El Aaiún, capital of Western Sahara.

Judit Prat was at the house of the Saharawi journalist Said Amidan, when Moroccan policemen in uniform and palin clothes, forced the Prat to leave the house and expelled her from the city forcing her to enter a bus to the city of Agadir, in Morocco.

Judit Prat, is a well-known photo reporter with several international awards and work experience in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Since January of this year Morocco expelled 25 persons from the occupied territories of Western Sahara, including journalists, human rights activists and observers.

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