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President of Republic reminds United Nations of full responsibility for Western Sahara

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Bir-Lehlou , September 23, 2018 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the POLISARIO Front, Brahim Ghali, has recalled full responsibility of the United Nations for Western Sahara as the last decolonization issue in Africa, in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
In this regard, the President of the Republic demanded urgent intervention of the United Nations to put an end to the dangerous Moroccan practices and to guarantee the security, safety and rights of Sahrawi citizens in the occupied Sahrawi territories. 
He called for the strict implementation of the requirements of international law and international humanitarian law in Western Sahara, including speedy empowerment of the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence, release of the prisoners of Gdeim Izik and all Sahrawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons, lifting of the siege imposed on the occupied parts of Western Sahara, and immediate cessation of systematic and intensive looting of its wealth by the Moroccan occupying state.
The letter explained that the objective of the Moroccan occupying state is obvious and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and international humanitarian law, that is to prevent the Sahrawi citizens from expressing their position, which is in harmony with the requirements of international legitimacy, and thus seeking to impose a fait accompli based on illegal Moroccan military occupation to parts of Sahrawi territories, and to practice the most egregious violations of human rights and looting of natural resources.
It underlined that the Moroccan occupation's repeated resort to these colonial methods does not reflect any sincere intention or goodwill in cooperating with the continuous efforts supervised by the United Nations and led by its Personal Envoy, President Horst Koehler.
It is worth mentioning that the letter of the President of the Republic comes after the brutal attack of the Moroccan repressive forces on Tuesday, against peaceful Sahrawi demonstrations in different neighborhoods and streets in El-Aaiun, the occupied capital of Western Sahara, resulting in a large number of casualties. (SPS)