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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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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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Official Highlights Values Governing Morocco’s Policy Over Western Sahara

Rabat - Communication Minister and Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi highlighted, on Thursday in Rabat, the immutable values governing Morocco's policy over the “Western Sahara.” During a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting, held under the chairmanship of head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, the minister highlighted the autonomy proposal which constitutes the framework that would ...

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Russia’s Position on ‘Western Sahara’ ‘wise’: Moroccan Ambassador

Moscow - Morocco’s ambassador to Moscow Abdelkader Lachhab described, on Thursday, Russia’s stand regarding the “Western Sahara” issue as "a wise position" that favors a political, mutually acceptable solution to the conflict. Speaking to Russian news agency Spoutnik, Lachhab pointed to the regional character of the artificial dispute over the Sahara which "results in the interference of regional players in ...

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Tindouf Camps: Youth Movement ‘Kifaya’ Displays Moroccan Flag

Rabat - A new group of young activists emerged in the Tindouf camps opposing the Polisario leadership. Under the name "Kifaya” (enough) Youth Movement, the young activists have been motivated by the desire to fight against “the corrupt leadership of the Polisario” and uncover “its various forms of trafficking and to denounce the front violations of human rights.” Although the movement is new, its members ar ...

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Bechar and Tindouf belong to Morocco: Morocco’s Ambassador to Egypt

Rabat - Saad Alami, Morocco's ambassador to Egypt and a member of the Istiqlal Party, said that the eastern regions of Bechar and Tindouf belong to Morocco. In an interview with local newspaper (Echorouk), Alami said that documents and international references attest to the sovereignty of Morocco over these territories, adding that before their annexation to Algeria by France, the territories were the scene ...

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Spanish ‘El Mundo’ Underlines ‘Massive Fraud’ in EU’s Aid to Tindouf Camps

Rabat - The European Union's aid to populations in the Polisario-controlled Tindouf camps (southwestern Algeria) is "massively defrauded" by the Polisario leaders and Algeria, writes Spanish paper "El Mundo," citing a report by the EU's anti-fraud office (OLAF). Embezzlement was revealed by the EU's office in a 250-page report, which shows how the humanitarian aid extended by the EU, between 2003 and 2007, ...

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Western Sahara: Morocco’s Historical Rights Are Irrefutable: Greek Academic Study

Athens-  All the efforts made by Morocco to achieve its national unity, hampered by the Spanish occupation, have been legal actions given the historical rights of the Kingdom in the region, says a recent Greek academic study on Western the Sahara conflict. The analysis of the conflict from the perspective of "historic rights" confirms, without any doubt, the legal right of Morocco on the territory, the stud ...

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Western Sahara: Is Christopher Ross Wasting Everyone’s Time?

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Christopher Ross just finished his tour to the region and one thing is sure; he will no longer be allowed to flirt with plans outside the scope for his mission for two important reasons. 1- The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon gave the king of Morocco "firm assurances as to the neutrality, objectivity, and impartiality of UN officials" in the issue of what’s called the Weste ...

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EU’s Budgetary Control Committee Deplores Non-Recovery Of Aid Embezzled by Algeria, Polisario

Brussels - The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Commission deplored that the EU’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) did not recommend the recovery of the embezzled aid sent to the population in the camps of Tindouf in south-western Algeria. In a draft report on the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2013 financial year, the Budgetary Control Commission said it was "surprised by ...

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EU Welcomes Strengthening Of CNDH Branches In Western Sahara: EU Diplomacy Chief

Brussels - The European Union welcomed the strengthening of the branches of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) in the southern Moroccan cities of Laayoun and Dakhla (the so-called Western Sahara), High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherni, said on Tuesday. In a written response to a MEP's question, Mogherini said Morocco and the EU are implementing a b ...

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