Morocco World News with Agencies
Morocco World News with Agencies
New York, December 8, 2011
The international network of civilian activists to support the autonomy proposal “INCASA”, warned the Polisario Front of the consequences of continuing to cling to power and ignore the will of the Saharawi people, who consider Polisario’s leadership as illegitimate.
“Ancasa” declared its non -recognition of the legitimacy of the Thirteenth Conference of the Polisario Front to be held in December 2011, and described it as “a conference for the leadership and not for the people.”
The Beirut-based civil network, which includes a number of Lebanese and Arabs activists, journalists and lawyers, also called on the Saharawi people to boycott the conference, proposing to all components of the Sahrawi opposition to hold a parallel conference in the Tindouf camps “to impose the change desired by our people.”
The network said that the Polisario is not authorized to negotiate or speak on behalf of the Saharawi people, and that it is responsible for the kidnapping of European aid workers and “the idleness and the lack of readiness currently prevailing in the camps.”
In addition, the INCASA called on the United Nations to send independent international observers to the Tindouf camps, and to recognize the role of its network as key player and as an important part of the Sahrawi public opinion inside and outside the camps.
The network announced its recognition of the new interim government in Libya as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people, and congratulated this government on its victory against dictatorship and autocracy.
It also announced its support for the Tunisian revolution and “wishes that their success is the beginning of the success of the embodiment of democracy throughout the Maghreb.”
The network also called on Algeria to intervene with the leadership of the Polisario, and coerce into opening a national dialogue.
On the other hand, “the youth group of the Arossiyinn tribe” protested in a statement over the protracted dispute of Western Sahara in the corridors of the United Nations for more than thirty years without any progress.”
The bloc blamed the Polisario leadership for its “inability and inefficiency in meeting the expectations of the Saharawi people,” said the same statement.
The youth group announced its “desperation” at the absence of prospects for solving the question of the Sahara, blaming the leadership of the Polisario for a “full responsibility for the prolongation of the conflict.
The group also described the deterioration of the situation of the Saharawi people in various areas as “shameful”, condemning the “dictatorial and undemocratic practices of the ruling elite, in complete disregard of the wave of change that is sweeping across Arab countries.
It also announced its complete rejection of “the continuation of the situation of exploitation and money-making at the expanse of the misery of the Sahrawi people by those who cling to power,” stressing “the need for the Sahrawis to draft a new social contract that takes into account the aspirations within the framework of self-criticism, while taking into account the reality of our dire situation, and lay the foundations for a democratic, modernist system.”
The statement appealed to “all actors of civil society and human rights defenders at the local, regional and international levels, especially the United Nations to support us to be freed from authoritarianism, injustice, exploitation and indignity.”
The youth group called on“to our brothers from the Arossiyin tribe who will participate in the 13th conference of the Polisario Front, to be held between the 15th and 19th of December in Tfariti to be wary of all the maneuvers of the leadership of the Polisario Front.
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