Morocco denounces acts of the Polisario, but the UN does not see any violation

United Nations, Jan 11 (lavanguardia.com) .- The UN confirmed today that it has received a letter from Morocco with denunciations of several recent actions of the Polisario Front, but considered that none of them constituted a violation of the ceasefire agreements .

The UN mission in the area, Minurso, was present in the alleged incidents and “did not observe anything that would constitute a violation under the terms of the applicable agreements,” spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters.

The spokesman recalled that the Minurso has established procedures to observe this type of situation and that, when it identifies violations, it immediately shares them with the parties so that they respond and notifies them to the UN Security Council.

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Near verbatim transcript of the press stakeout of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara

Initial Roundtable Meeting on Western Sahara

Geneva, 6 December 2018

Ladies, Gentlemen, thank you all for coming,

I am very pleased to be here, I will read a short statement and then I am happy to provide you with some of my impressions from our meetings held here in Geneva. I will not be taking any questions today.

The delegations have agreed on the following declaration:

Communiqué

6 December 2018

At the invitation of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, former President Horst Köhler of Germany, delegations from Morocco, the Frente POLISARIO, Algeria and Mauritania attended an initial roundtable meeting on 5 and 6 December 2018 in Geneva, in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2440.

Leer más …Near verbatim transcript of the press stakeout of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara

The UN extends its mission in Western Sahara for another six months


eldiario.es.- The UN extended its peace mission in Western Sahara (Minurso) for six months, instead of the traditional twelve, in order to continue pressing the parties to negotiate a solution to the conflict.

With twelve votes in favor and three abstentions, the United Nations Security Council gave its approval to a proposal by the United States, which was discussed until the last moment, given that countries like France preferred a one-year term.

At the US request, the Minurso had already been renewed last April for only six months in order to put pressure on Morocco and the Polisario Front to sit at the negotiating table after years of blockade.

For Washington, that approach has been successful and has facilitated that the two parties have agreed to meet next December in Geneva at a meeting organized by the UN mediator, Horst Köhler.

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Guterres urges UN Security Council to extend mandate of MINURSO

PUSL.- The UN Secretary-General today asked the Security Council to extend for a year the mandate of MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum of Western Sahara) to support the reinitiation of the political negotiations scheduled for December between Morocco and the Polisario Front.

“I recommend that the Council extends the mandate for a year, until 31 October 2019, to give my emissary the space and time necessary to create the conditions for the political process to advance,” wrote Guterres in a document obtained by French news agency AFP.

“I urge the parties and the neighbors to come to the negotiating table in good faith and without preconditions,” on December 5 and 6 in Switzerland.

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The Frente POLISARIO is ratified by the Special Committee on Decolonization as the sole and legitimate representative of the Saharawi people

United Nations (New York), September 21, 2018 (SPS) -. The Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations charged with examining the situation with regard to the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples reaffirmed that the Frente POLISARIO remains the sole and legitimate representative of the Saharawi people in conformity with the resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

In its annual report of 2018 submitted to the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Special Committee also reaffirmed the right of the Saharawi people to the self-determination and legal status of Western Sahara as a subject of decolonization, thiis strong and frank position strengthens the position of the Frente POLISARIO as the only and legitimate representative of the Saharawi people, and represents another serious blow and a major setback for the diplomacy of the Moroccan occupying state, which resorted to all methods of pressure, extortion, deception and fraud, to persuade Committee members from refraining from supporting this position by signing and being consistent with the international legitimacy and relevant United Nations resolutions.

Leer más …The Frente POLISARIO is ratified by the Special Committee on Decolonization as the sole and legitimate representative of the Saharawi people

As Morocco tries to obstruct the work of the UN Special Envoy for Western Sahara

Horst KöhlerSource: TSA (Algeria) By: Sonia Lyes August 12, 2018 / EIC Spanish translation for Poemario por un sahara libre

The presentation by Horst Kohler, personal representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Western Sahara, to the UN Security Council on his recent visit to the region was preceded in the background by Moroccan maneuvers aimed at anticipating and limiting the presentation to a simple fact.

This is revealed in a letter sent by the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN to the fifteen members of the UN Security Council on August 6, two days before the presentation of Horst Kohler.

“The Security Council will hold its third six-month consultation on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara on 8 August 2018. The meeting was requested by the Secretary-General’s personal representative, Mr. Horst Kohler, the briefing will be only an objective report of the his visit to the region last June, “Omar Hilale (Morocco’s ambassador to the UN in New York) wrote, adding that ” Morocco would have preferred this third presentation and the personal representative would have been heard at a later stage. “

Leer más …As Morocco tries to obstruct the work of the UN Special Envoy for Western Sahara

Koehler’s Press Release

Horst KöhlerPUSL.- After the visit to Western Sahara, the UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy to this territory issued a statement that falls far short of what was expected. Koehler does not seem to want to “annoy” the Moroccan occupant and does not mention that the Saharawi population has gone in mass , demonstrating in the streets making it clear that there is no other solution other than self-determination.

The former president of Germany, former Maastricht treaty negotiator, former trilateral commission member with ties to the Bilderberg group, former IMF chairman, former chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, co-chair of the African Bank for Development and author of the Marshall Plan for Africa, decided in his statement to emphasize the need for a “realistic and compromise” solution that opens the door to foreign investment and job creation in the region. He seemed more concerned with the economy and foreign investment than with the occupation and the machine of repression of the occupier. arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, appropriation of culture, imposition of Moroccan nationality on Saharawis, alteration of Sahrawi names so that they become “Moroccan”, torture, etc., etc.

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Situation of the young Saharawi Eyub Ali Buyema

PUSL.- According to a press release of the Ministry for the occupied territories of the SADR the young Saharawi, Eyub Ali Buyema, 18 years old, neighbor of El Aaiún, who was studying secondary school, to which Morocco had imposed the name of Ayub Elghan, participated in the demonstrations of El Aaiún, last 28 June, 2018, when he was run over, by a police car, Toyota Brand, Model “Prado”, with license number 147251, driven by the Moroccan police agent, Mohsen Essrighni.

As a result of the abuse, the young man suffered serious injuries for which he had to be transferred to the Hassan Ben Mehdi hospital. There, the neglect of the hospital’s administrative and health staff worsened their clinical situation, given the heavy internal bleeding he suffered. On Friday, June 29, in the same hospital, the young man presented a complicated clinical picture. The young man’s family, while still at the hospital doors, was prevented from seeing him.

Once, the occupation authorities, took awareness of the seriousness of the case, they prevented his family from visiting him and, also, they did not offer any truthful information, waiting for the UN Personal Envoy to leave the territory, so as not to upset the spirits of the Saharawi population even more,, which continued to demonstrate in different parts of Western Sahara.

To gain time, Morocco, used the most ineffable and ignominious tricks.

First, they told the family that the young man was in a stable situation and that he was going to be transferred, in an ambulance, to one of the Moroccan cities for treatment. Later, already on Saturday, July 30, again, they had been informed that they were going to transfer him on a plane to the Moroccan city of Marrakech. Then, they were notified that the plane had suffered a technical failure.

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Visit of the Special Envoy of the UN SG, Mr. Horst Köhler, to the Western Sahara.

Ministry of the Occupied Territories – SADR
Press release
July 1, 2018

The UN personal envoy arrived in El Aaiun (capital of Western Sahara) on Thursday 28 June 2018 to begin his first visit to the occupied territories in order to gain a better understanding of the real situation on the ground.

This visit is in line with what was established in the last UN Security Council resolution on Western Sahara on 27 April, which invites both parties, the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco, to enter into direct negotiations, without preconditions, to reach an agreement that provides the self-determination of the Saharawi people.

From the moment of the announcement of the visit, the Moroccan occupation authorities made every effort to avoid any sign of expression of the free will of the Saharawi people, drowning the city in a sea of ​​forces of all types and conditions of security, imposing a authentic curfew and martial law and establishing the hermetic closure of the territory to any international observer who wanted to enter. All this, with the aim of showing, before the UN envoy, the fallacy that the territory is a haven of peace and stability.

Leer más …Visit of the Special Envoy of the UN SG, Mr. Horst Köhler, to the Western Sahara.

Young Saharawi between life and death for screaming “Self-determination”

PUSL.-On 28 June, on the first day of the visit of Horst Koehler, Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Western Sahara to El Aaiun, the police violently attacked the Saharawi population who took to the streets to leave a clear message to the UN: Maghreb Barra, Labadil Labadil antakrir el Massir – Morocco get out! – there is no other solution than self-determination.

During the crackdown on demonstrators a police car ran over and fatally injured young Ayoub Ali Elghan. According to the witnesses the car pushed the young man against a wall where he was”crushed”. The family reported that in the hospital he was diagnosed with a fractured basin and several other fractures, internal bleeding and head injuries.

On 29 June, the young man who was in and out of a coma and whose situation was very critical, was transferred to a chartered plane to transport him accompanied by his mother to a hospital in Marrakesh outside the occupied territories. The plane had a breakdown and returned to El Aaiun.

Ayoub is in the hospital of El Aaiun and in very serious condition.

The Moroccan authorities fearing the worst filmed Ayoub in the hospital and forced him to say that it was not a police car but a civilian car that had run him down near the houses on Smara Avenue, circulating the video on social networks. (see video 1)

Leer más …Young Saharawi between life and death for screaming “Self-determination”

Envoy of the UN for Western Sahara will meet with the parties at the end of June

Horst KöhlerAFP.- The UN envoy for Western Sahara, former German President Horst Koehler, will meet again in late June with the parties in conflict to press for the resumption of peace negotiations, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.

According to one of these sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Koehler plans to meet with the Moroccan authorities on June 28 and 29 in Rabat. He should also travel to El Aaiun, in Western Sahara, to make contact with the blue helmets of the ceasefire observation mission (Minurso).

Another source said that the emissary should also go to Tindouf, where the Polisario Front is located, at the western end of Algeria, specifying that the precise dates of this trip have not yet been defined.

Leer más …Envoy of the UN for Western Sahara will meet with the parties at the end of June

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