PUSL.- The session organized by the delegation of Polisario Front in Portugal was attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations, religious organizations, migrant organizations, representatives of political parties, students, academics and the representative of the Human Rights Commission of the Portuguese Bar Association.
Francisco Fanhais, president of the José Afonso Association, opened the session recalling the solidarity of Zeca Afonso and his commitment to opposing colonialism.
Mohamed Fadel, delegate of the Polisario Front in Portugal, gave a presentation on the current situation of the conflict, focusing on the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the recent resignation of Horst Koehler personnel envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations and participation in the African Union and its positioning.
PUSL.- On Tuesday, Isabel Lourenço, a member of the Fundación Sahara Occidental and collaborator of Pusl, presented the “Report on the abuse of the rights of Saharawi children and students in the occupied territories of Western Sahara”. The presentation was organized by the Center for African Studies of the University of Porto (Portugal).
The presentation of this report aroused great interest among university students, professors and researchers and journalists.
The report denounces in detail the terrible situation of continued violence suffered by Sahrawi children and students in the occupied territories of Western Sahara. Read more
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
The Movement Party of the Earth (MPT), consistent with the values it advocates, reaffirms its solidarity with the Saharawi people and its legitimate representative, the Polisario Front, and its inalienable right to self-determination in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations, the African Union and the advisory opinion of the Court of The Hague judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), and condemns the illegal military occupation of a large part of the territory of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as the demographic change with the introduction of hundreds of thousands of settlers .
It is with particular concern that we see the inertia on the part of the international community in relation to this occupation, which has continued since 1975 and which did not end, as might be expected in 1991, with the signing of the cease-fire agreement whose premises have not been respected by Morocco, which consistently has placed obstacles in the way of a referendum for self-determination, the only reason for the presence of a United Nations Mission in the field for more than two decades and whose mandate does not include the protection of the Saharawi population. Read more
Portuguese Parliament approved on 11th May a vote of solidarity with the Saharawi people for the respect and concretization of their right to self-determination presented by the Parliamentary Group of the Portuguese Communist Party .
The approved vote affirms that a fair and long lasting solution to the conflict has necessarily to be obtained by putting an end to the illegal occupation of the territories of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco and its policy of disrespect for the human rights. Read more
In the question addressed to the Government (through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) by MP Carla Cruz, from the Parliamentary Group of the PCP, on the “Situation of Saharawi political prisoners”, the PCP questions the government if it has knowledge or contacted international institutions about this subject.
The parliamentary group of the PCP has addressed several questions to the government on this issue and the grave violation of human rights by the Moroccan occupation force in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
This parliamentary group has also presented votes and motions for the liberation of Saharawi political prisoners and for the respect of the inalienable right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, which have been approved by a majority of the deputies of the various parties represented in the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic. Read more