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Madrid Satisfied with Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive in Tindouf

Madrid - The Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry voiced, on Wednesday, its satisfaction with the release of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, held captive since last summer in the camps of Tindouf (south-western Algeria). A spokesperson of the Spanish ministry, quoted by "Europapress" news agency, said he was glad of the happy ending of this woman's story. Mahjouba is currently in Algiers waiting ...

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Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Escapes From Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, the young Saharawi who was held against her will in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, managed to escape from the camps on Tuesday, according to El Mundo. As soon as she left the camps, the young Spanish citizen took refuge in the Spanish consulate in Algiers. She is expected to return to Spain later today. Mahjouba retrieved her freedom with the help of a group of friends who ...

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Spanish NGO’s Call for Release of Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Held in Tindouf

Tarragona (Spain) – Moroccan and Spanish NGOs staged Thursday in Tarragona (south of Catalonia) a new demonstration in solidarity with Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Dozens of Spanish human rights activists took part in this sit-in which is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled b ...

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Spain Strives to Release Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman in Tindouf: Spanish FM

Madrid  - Spanish foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo said "daily measures" are being taken to ensure the release of the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf held in captivity by the Polisario since last summer in the Tindouf camps in southwestern Algeria. The embassy and the consulate of Spain in Algiers "are taking daily measures" in order to end Mahjouba’s detention, ...

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Catalonia: Demo Thursday in solidarity with Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman Detained in Tindouf

Barcelona - The Moroccan-Spanish platform for supporting the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf will organize Thursday in Tarragona (100 km south of Barcelona) a new sit-in to protest against her detention since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. This new sit-in is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled by Moroccan and Spanish NGOs across Spain ...

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Morocco to Spend MAD 15 Million on Documentary Films on ‘Western Sahara’

Marrakech - According to Mustapha El Khalfi, the spokesman for the Minister of Communication and Government, the Morocco has allocated a budget of MAD 15 million to produce documentary films about the so-called Western Sahara. In a press conference held last Thursday, in Rabat, the Ministry of Communication, in cooperation and the Moroccan Cinema Center, announced that they will co-produce documentaries on ...

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Adoptive family of woman detained in Tindouf fears for her life

Madrid - The adoptive family of Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a young Spanish woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer in the Tindouf camps (in Algeria) by the Polisario, said they fear for her after she received death threats in case she attempts to escape, as voices in Spain and elsewhere are raising to call for her immediate and unconditional release. "Mahjouba is held against her will. ...

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Spanish Woman Held Hostage in Polisario-controlled Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Mahyuba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a 23-year old Spanish citizen is being held by her parents in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, according to Spanish daily El Mundo. According to the same source, the young professional went to visit her family in August, as her grand-mother was allegedly seriously ill. But as soon as she arrived in the camps, her biological parents deprived her of her passport and prevented he ...

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Polisario has no legitimacy to represent Sahrawis: Moroccan MP

New York (UN) - The Polisario Front has no legitimacy to represent the Sahrawis before the UN fourth Committee, said Moroccan MP Ahmed Lakhrif. "The Polisario has neither the legitimacy nor the capacity to represent or speak on behalf of the Sahrawis, wherever they are," Sahrawi member of the House of Advisors added. "From this podium, I would like to say that the Polisario does not represent me as it does ...

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‘Western Sahara’: Morocco Warns Against Any Deviation of MINURSO’ Mandate

New York (UN) - Morocco reiterated before the UN fourth committee its steadfast attachment to the political process in the ‘Western Sahara’, which necessarily depends on the UN Secretariat's neutrality and MINURSO's impartiality. While its condemned Algeria's involvement in this issue, he warned that any attempt to override this mandate will endanger the presence of the mission itself. As part of its right ...

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‘Western Sahara’: Guatemala, CELAC call on parties to ‘show political will’

New York (UN) - Guatemala and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) called on Tuesday in New York parties to the conflict over the ‘Western Sahara’ to "show political will and cooperate in order to provide a platform conducive to dialogue" stressing their support for UN efforts for a "just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution." The deputy permanent representative of Gua ...

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‘Western Sahara’: Bahrain Reiterates its Support to Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

New York - Bahrain on Monday reiterated its full support to Morocco's territorial integrity and the autonomy initiative proposed by the kingdom to reach a final political settlement of the ‘Western Sahara’ issue. "We reiterate our historical and unwavering position of principle of solidarity with the brotherly Kingdom of Morocco and our full support to the autonomy initiative for the Moroccan Sahara under M ...

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