PUSL.- On October 12, 1975, the Saharawi National Unity was proclaimed in the Ain Bentili region. Day in which all the Saharawis announced their adherence to the principles of the Polisario Front and their total willingness to sacrifice and to embrace the armed struggle for the liberation and independence of Western Sahara from colonialism and subsequently against the Mauritanian and Moroccan occupiers.
Forty-four years later this spirit of sacrifice and struggle remains intact.
On this date the Saharawi people claim their legitimate right to be recognized as a people and defend their territory.
Today, Morocco continues to illegally occupy Western Sahara and implement a policy of repression and torture against the legitimate owners of this territory. Tortures, imprisonment and disappearances fail to overcome the strong will of the Saharawis to recover what belongs to them by justice.