Polisario urges UN to accelerate decolonization in Western Sahara

Saharawi Refugee Camps -MAP- Polisario Front urged Tuesday the United Nations to accelerate the decolonization of Africa last colony through a referendum of self-determination to the Saharawi people in accordance with the UN Charter and relevant resolutions of the Security Council.

In statement published by Western Sahara News Agency (SPS), National Secretariat of Polisario Front reiterated request of the necessity to expand the powers of UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include protection and monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara.

It also welcomed the decision of US Congress conditioning military aid to Morocco by respect for human rights in Western Sahara.

Polisario Front stressed that this decision is a "positive" step to support the demand for the establishment of a UN mechanism to protect Saharawi citizens in occupied territories of Western Sahara, calling on UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities in the region.

It demanded "immediate and unconditional" release of all Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan jails, including prisoners of Gdeim Izik Camp who are still languishing in prison of Sale (Morocco) for over 14 months without trial.

National Secretariat has urged French government to cease its unconditional support to Morocco and contribute to efforts of the international community calling for help the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination as recognized by international law.

it highly praised the brilliant relations of friendship between people of Spain and Saharawis, requesting the new Government of Spain to assume its historic responsibility for the completion of decolonization in Western, the Spanish former colony

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