Polisario’s Security Forces Disobey Orders Causing a Revolt in Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Polisario’s Front security forces in the Tindouf camps have allegedly coordinated an unprecedented act of disobedience, refusing to obey orders from their "Saharawi Minister of the Interior". Security forces have coordinated this act as a reaction to a decision by the "Saharawi Minister of the Interior" Hama Salama, prohibiting them from operating outside their scope of action, namely the "wilayas" ...

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Morocco Slams Switzerland for allowing Polisario to Join the Geneva Convention

Fez - Morocco rejected on Tuesday the decision of the Swiss government to accept the accession of the Polisario Front, the separatist movement that calls for the independence of the Western Sahara, to the Geneva Convention. In a letter sent to the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan Foreign Minister, stressed that “Polisario” is a “secessionist movement established by Algeria to ...

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Shocking Pictures Show Life Inside Notorious Polisario Prisons

Rabat - Photos and videos recently published on Hespress news website have revealed the inhuman conditions of Polisario's notorious Dhaibia prison near the Rabouni camp hosting the Front's headquarters.  The shocking images, obtained by Arabic-speaking news website Hespress on Thursday, expose the Polisario prison where political dissidents and youth aspiring for change are held in sweltering, confined and ...

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AU to Invite Polisario’s Self-Proclaimed RASD to Participate in Pan African Games

Rabat - The African Union has invited Polisario's so-called the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to participate in the 11th edition of the 2015 African Games, scheduled from 4 to 19 September, in the Republic of Congo Brazzaville. This will be the first time that Algeria-backed Polisario Front is invited to compete in the African Games. Morocco participated in the games from the first edition held in ...

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MINURSO Chief Holds Secret Meeting With Polisario Leader

Rabat - The UN Secretary General's Special Representative and head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Kim Bolduc of Canada, held a secret meeting with the Polisario Front chief Mohamed Abdelaziz in Tindouf on Monday. According to reports, the objective of the meeting with the Polisario leader was to arrange UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's planned visit to Tindou ...

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Spain: Son of Polisario Officer Denounces ‘Mysterious’ Disappearance of His Father in Algeria

Madrid - The son of a polisario high-ranking officer Ahmed Khalil, who was tasked with monitoring human rights and security in the camps of Tindouf, denounced the mysterious disappearance of his father on the Algerian soil, holding the Polisario separatists responsible for his abduction. "The polisario leadership is the first responsible for the disappearance of my father since Jan. 2009 when he was in Alge ...

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Mobilization in Spain to Release a Saharawi Woman Held in Tndouf Camps

Rabat - A petition has been launched on social networks to release Najiba Mohamed Belkacem, a Saharawi woman held in captivity by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps, since September 2013. In response to a call from her adoptive family in Huelva, a city in south-western Spain, Spanish activists are mobilizing in solidarity with this Spanish young woman of Sahrawi origins in order to exercise her rights of fr ...

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Tindouf-based Group Proposes Alternative Solution to Western Sahara

Rabat - A number of figures from the Algeria-based Polisario Front have announced that they are proposing an alternative solution to the Western Sahara issue. Members of a faction of Polisario in opposition of the Front's leadership gathered last week and agreed to form a body that would represent all elements of the Sahrawi people. The meeting took place in the home of Sheikh Saleh Weld Mohammed Sheikh of ...

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Spanish Public Opinion Less Supportive of Western Sahara Independence: Survey

Rabat- Spanish public opinion regarding the question of Western Sahara has undergone a significant change over the last 10 years. 72 percent of Spaniards supported the territory’s independence in 2005, but only 58 percent support it in 2015, according to a survey conducted by the Spanish Real Instituto Elcano, one of the most important think tanks in Spain. The percentage of Spaniards who support Morocco gr ...

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Western Sahara: Togo Reiterates its Support for Morocco

Rabat - Togo reiterates its unwavering stance in support of Morocco concerning the Wesetrn Sahara issue, said, on Wednesday in Rabat, Togo's foreign minister Robert Dussey. "Morocco is not alone. We were, are and always will be on his side," said Dussey at a press briefing following a meeting with foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, adding that Togo backs the UN-brokered peace process. Dussey also highlig ...

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Spain Lauds Morocco’s ‘Serious, Credible Efforts’ to Reach a Solution to Western Sahara

Madrid - Spain lauds serious and credible efforts made by Morocco to reach a solution to the Western Sahara issue, said the joint statement issued after the 11th Morocco-Spain high level meeting held on Friday in Madrid. The two countries commended the adoption in April 2015 of UNSC resolution 2218 on the Sahara issue, said the statement, issued at the end of the meeting co-chaired by heads of governments o ...

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France Supports Autonomy Plan as ‘Serious, Credible Solution” to Western Sahara

Paris- France underscored on Thursday its support for Morocco’s autonomy plan as a serious and credible basis for a political, fair, lasting and mutually acceptable solution to the Western Sahara. In a final statement issued at the end of the 12th French-Moroccan high level meeting in Paris, France reiterated support for the efforts led by the UN to find a settlement to this conflict. Morocco and France str ...

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