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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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Video Challenges Amnesty International Claims Over Torture of Prisoners in Western Sahara

Rabat - In response to the allegations spread by Amnesty International and some international news agency, which claimed that seven inmates from the prison in Laayoune, in the Moroccan territory in what is commonly known as Western Sahara, observed a hunger strike and were tortured by Moroccan authorities, a videotape posted on YouTube challenges the fabricated accusations propagated by the human right watc ...

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Western Sahara: Morocco Says Algeria should Be Involved in Search for Solution

Madrid - “Algeria is a direct party to the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara and should involve itself in the search for a solution to this problem,” said Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida. "There is a direct party to this conflict which is Algeria and it should admit it and get involved in the search for a solution to this problem," Bouaida told Spanish new agency "EFE" on the sidelines ...

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Morocco Slams Algeria’s ‘Blatant Involvement’ in Western Sahara Dispute

Geneva - Morocco on Wednesday condemned the "blatant involvement" and "biased attitude" of Algeria in the Western Sahara issue, in flat contradiction with its observer status.  "The international community is fully informed of the true geopolitical reasons that motivate Algeria in its approach to the Moroccan Sahara before this Council," chargé d'affaires of Morocco in Geneva Hassan Boukili said before the ...

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Polisario Police Officer Denounces ‘Humanitarian Abuses’ in Tindouf Camps

Rabat - A new leaked video shows a police officer from the Polisario Front military group describing the suffering of the Sahrawi people living in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. He calls upon international human rights organizations to take action against "human rights abuses in the camps." The video was released by Laayoune TV on YouTube on Saturday. It shows a police officer, who has been working for the P ...

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Polisario Front Attempts to Incite Chaos in Morocco

Rabat - The Polisario Front is hoping to drag Morocco into an atmosphere of chaos and crisis through urging separatist students to escalate their struggles against the Moroccan government as well as increase their mobilization across universities in the country. Along with the Human Rights card it uses against Morocco in the Western Sahara conflicts, the Polisario Front strives to use separatist students to ...

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Western Sahara: Moroccan FM calls on Algeria to fully shoulder its responsibilities

Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, called on Algeria to fully shoulder its responsibilities in searching for a solution to the Western Sahara issue, similarly to Algiers' involvement in this regional dispute.  "Algeria should fully shoulder its responsibilities in searching for a solution similarly to its military, political and diplomatic involvement in the o ...

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