Oscar-Winner Javier Bardem urges UN to end gross human rights violations in occupied Western Sahara


United Nations MAP The Spanish Oscar-winning actor, Javier Bardem, called on the United Nations to put an end to the human rights abuses in the territories of Western Sahara which is currently occupied by Morocco. in address before the UN General Assembly's decolonization committee.
in an address delivered Tuesday to the UN Decolonization Committee’s sessionhas, Bardem urged the intenational community to enable the Saharawi people to express their aspirations through a free and fair referendum.
“The people of Western Sahara are suffering under repression inside the occupied territory; they are suffering in refugee camps, where they have been forgotten for decades,” Bardem said in a statement distributed to reporters during a conference held before the intervention.

“The Saharawis were promised a referendum on the future of their country twenty years ago. Today they are still waiting for this chance to declare their views” he added
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