São Paulo, September 3, 2019 (SPS – PUSL) – Representative of the Polisario Front in Brazil, Emboirik Ahmed, was received by Mr. Miguel Torres, president of the “Força Sindical” confederation of Brazilian Trade Unions, at his headquarters in the city of São Paulo , according to a source of the POLISARIO Front Representation in Brazil
At the meeting, both parties discussed the situation in Brazil and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, agreeing to strengthen the bonds of friendship between Brazilian and Saharawi workers.
Ahmed had the opportunity to explain to the president of Força Sindical the most relevant events that shape the political, social and work reality of Western Sahara.
Torres expressed his organization’s solidarity with the Saharawi cause and his willingness to take action to enable greater understanding of the Saharawi process in Brazil.
Força Sindical is one of the biggest trade unions federations of Brazil, with more than 1300 federated unions and several millions of members.
Caracas, Venezuela (SPS) .- In a warm atmosphere of joy and commitment to the cause of the Saharawi people, this Sunday, July 28, in the Venezuelan capital, the debates of the XXV Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum (FSP) were concluded, with the participation of around 700 delegates, representing more than 400 delegations of political parties, movements and social organizations, and academics, from 70 countries, who unanimously passed a resolution of solidarity with the POLISARIO Front and the Saharaui Republic (SADR).
The Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean of the SADR, Mansur Omar, and the Ambassador to Venezuela, Mohamed Salem Daha, participated in the debates and multiple bilateral meetings with a wide range of political and social forces, who reiterated their friendship and support to the struggle of the Saharawi people for their full independence and sovereignty, and their right to self-determination, in the face of the illegal and illegitimate occupation of Morocco of their national territory.
International Relations Secretariat
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, July 25, 2019
The Autonomous CTA condemns the escalation of repression of the Moroccan regime over the Saharawi people
The Autonomous CTA condemns the brutal repression of the Moroccan security forces to the civilian population that participated in peaceful marches to celebrate the victory of Algeria in the African Cup of Nations 2019 in the streets of several occupied Saharawi cities. In this context, the various Moroccan security services, composed of police, intervention forces, auxiliary forces and security elements dressed in civil uniforms, intervened the night from July 19 to 20, 2019, immediately after the end of the game, with brutal violence against the Saharawis resulting in injuries and arbitrarily detained dozens of people.
Open Letter to the July-August Presidency of the UN Security Council
Attn:H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra & H.E. Ambassador Joanna Wronecka,
Permanent Representative of Peru &Poland to the United Nations
New York – United States of America
As Representatives of Human Rights Organisation, Civil Society, and Solidarity Groups from Africa. We write to you with a firm condemnation of the ongoing siege in the occupied territory of the Western Sahara.
We have watched with great disdain an escalation of barbaric and violent acts of human rights abuses perpetrated against the Sahrawi citizens by the Moroccan colonial occupation forces in the city of El Aaiun on the 19th of July 2019. These acts of barbarism, torture, and human pain perpetrated by the Moroccan occupation forces on the legal citizens of the occupied territory of Western Sahara is not the first of its kind.
The Australian Committee of Solidarity with the Saharawi people on Wednesday called on the UN to condemn the Moroccan crackdown on Saharawi civilians peacefully celebrating Friday the victory of Algeria to the Africa Cup of Nations (Can 2019), while calling for an independent investigation into the circumstances of the assassination by the occupying forces of the young Saharawi, Sabah Othman Hmeida.
In its letter to the President of the UN Security Council, the Committee called on the Council to put pressure on Morocco to put an end to the attacks and its repression of the Saharawis in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
Saharawi citizens peacefully celebrating the victory of the Algerian team at the African Cup of Nations were attacked by Moroccan repressive forces using weapons such as tear gas and rubber bullets, causing many casualties, and provoced the death of young Sabah.
SPS 24/07/2019 – Windhoek (Namibia) 24 July 2019 (SPS)-The World Federation of Democratic Youth – African Regional Commission (WFDY-ARC) issued an urgent Media Release on Wednesday, condemning Moroccan oppression against the people of Western Sahara these last few days and calling on all progressive organizations to adopt firm position against the Moroccan violations.
In its release signed by the Vice-President of the WFDY, Mr. Naftali Kambungu, the Commission “calls for all progressive youth organizations in Africa and the world to take a firm stand against Moroccan human rights abuses and brutality in Western Sahara”, and “condemn all human rights abuses committed by Moroccan forces against the Sahrawi people.”
The Commission also indicated it “is worried about the unprecedented barbaric and diabolic activities which are being carried out by the Moroccan authorities in Western Sahara with no remorse to the international law,” considering that “the youth of Africa can no longer digest the current status quo of Western Sahara being the last colony of Africa, we need it as an independent state.”
Kampala (Uganda) 24 July 2019 (SPS)- The Chairman of the Pan African Club of Uganda, Mr. Oscar Kasya, expressed his organization’s solidarity with the Saharawi people on Monday, condemning Moroccan continues “primitive” and “greedy” colonialism in Western Sahara.
“We wish to reiterate our position that we stand with you and we will always stand with you because the world knows you are innocent but your crime are your lucrative phosphates from which Morocco illegally earns millions of USD each year, as your fisheries and other minerals. The world is watching and your just struggle must win. Shame on primitive colonialism, greed and violation of human rights,” the letter stresses.
In the same vein, Oscar Kasya, affirmed that his organisation “would like in a spirit of African solidarity to condemn in the strongest terms, the unmerited repression, murder, exploitation and oppression” exercised against Saharawi by the Moroccan occupation.
“Solidarity with the people of Western Sahara”
Bangladesh Youth Union strongly stands beside UJSARIO and the oppressed people of western Sahara.
Bangladesh Youth Union condemns the recent attack on sahrawis peaceful celebration led by Moroccan authority. Bangladesh Youth Union believes it’s an act of brutal ethnic cleansing which violates the laws of humanity and justice.
Bangladesh Youth Union stands beside the family and comrades of Sabah Othman Almida who was ran over by Moroccan military vehicle and died. Bangladesh Youth Union is calling all the progressive youth and humanitarian organizations around the world to focus on the suffering of the sahwaris of Western Sahara and stand by them.
Bangladesh Youth Union also demands to release the innocent sahwaris who are captured, tortured and imprisoned forcefully by Moroccan authority.
While the Algerian football team won the African Cup of Nations (CAN), thousands of Saharawi took to the streets of many cities in the territories occupied by Morocco to both celebrate the event but also denounce the plundering of their natural resources, massive unemployment and demanding the release of political prisoners including those of Gdeim Izik.
In El Aaiun, the army rushed on the crowd with vehicles. 23-year-old Sabah Othman Omeida lost her life, crushed. In total there are more than a hundred wounded and dozens of arrests. Among them, many Sahrawi women whose faces are systematically disfigured with batons. In the prisons, torture and rape have become the rule.
The Polisario Front denounced this new brutal aggression against Saharawi civilians in the occupied territories.
Rome, July 22, 2019 The Italian network of solidarity with the Saharawi people condemned the brutal repression of Saharawi citizens in the territories occupied by the Moroccan occupation forces, calling for an independent investigation into the circumstances of the assassination of young Sabah Othman Hmeida, on the sidelines of the peaceful celebration last Friday the victory of the Algerian team in the final of the CAN 2019.
The network said in a statement that the brutal intervention of Moroccan forces has left dozens wounded, recalling that the young Saharawi woman Sabah Othman Hmeida suffered an intentional fatal accident by the Moroccan police.
“Last Friday, July 19th, thousands of Sahrawis took to the streets of the capital, El-Aaiun, to peacefully celebrate the victory of Algeria against Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations (Can 2019) They were brutally beaten and arrested by the Moroccan army and a 23-year-old girl died, “the network said.
ABUJA, Nigeria (fibladi.com) – The Nigerian Movement for Solidarity with Western Sahara on Wednesday condemned the violent attacks by Moroccan occupying forces against Saharawi civilians last Friday in El-Aaiun, stressing that the African Union (AU) must demonstrate greater commitment to the independence of Western Sahara and against the continuation of colonial rule.
“The Saharawi people are under attack by the Moroccan occupation forces, including uniformed police, the gendarmerie and paramilitary forces,” it said in a statement. Nigerian “condemn the brutalities of all kinds, launched by the Moroccan forces against the Saharawi people”.
“This Moroccan brutality, committed in the presence of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), must be a source of deep concern for all the peoples of the world who love the principles of humanity, freedom and dignity, “said the movement.