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Conference in Moscow to denounce Moroccan repression in Western Sahara



exhibition of Photos of Saharawi victims of Moroccan repression

The Saharawi representation in Russia organised on Friday a conference on the situation in the Western Sahara, with the participation of large audience composed of universities professors, parliamentarians and intellectuals.

In his intervention, POLISARIO Front representative to Russia, Dr. Ali Salem Mohamed fadel, stressed the long and hard struggle waged by the Saharawi people to get the independence of its homeland and to exercise its right to self-determination.

He also criticised the weakness of the UN and its failure to this date in implementing its own resolutions that call to the decolonisation of Western Sahara.

He considered that the Moroccan refusal to respect human rights and the international legality is a sufficient proof that the regime of Rabat is a rebel State, and should be treated as such by the international community.

He further called on the audience and on Russian Medias to help in the lifting of the Medias and military siege imposed on the Saharawi occupied territories via sending journalists and delegations to the occupied territories of Western Sahara to help get the information to the international public opinion.

Regarding the human rights situation, the Saharawi representative stressed the last Moroccan attacks on the Saharawi students, qualifying this act as chauvinism and systematic violation of the fundamental right of the Saharawi people to freedom of expression, and of existence.

In margin of the conference a new Committee for solidarity with the Saharawi people was constituted, in support to the Saharawi struggle in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Russian Parliamentarian, Mr. Oleg Chein, was elected Head of this new Committee that was formed by many politicians, eminent professors in universities such as the University Of Governmental Friendship, University of Informatics and Communication, University of International Relations, the Centre for Orientalism, and the Academy of International Sciences specialised in the National Security.

An exhibition of the photos of the victims of the Moroccan repression was also held, in addition to a documentary film, and a historical chronology of events in the Western Sahara was distributed to the audience.