APPEAL: Please Sign Petition for Ending Violations of Human Rights in Occupied Western Sahara

Saharawi Women Blog
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 19:00
Northern Africa
Western Sahara
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Initiative Type: 
Appeals & Demonstrations

We, the women from Western Sahara ask every person to sign in the petition launched by the President of the Center for Justice and Human Rights, Mrs. Kerry Kennedy and the spanish Oscar-winning actor, Javier Bardem, in which both of them ask every person all ove the world to sign in the petition to the United Nations Security Council for giving MINURSO´s mandate to look after the respect of human rights in the occupied cities of Western Sahara.
Some international media have covered the petition luanched by the Mrs. Kennedy and Mr.Bardem for signing every peace-loving person all over the world for ending the violations in the saharawi occupied cities.
In just two months, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) is up for renewal. Javier Bardem and I have teamed up to raise awareness for the need to include a human rights mandate in MINURSO.
Please watch the video below, see Javier's incredible documentary Sons of the Clouds, and visit to sign our petition to the UN.

Kerry Kennedy says in this video: "In August of last year, I led an international delegation to evaluate the human rights situation of the Sahrawi people in Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara and in the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria. We witnessed firsthand the overwhelming presence of security forces and violations of basic human and civil rights that Sahrawi citizens live with every day. Last week, these violations made news again as more than twenty Sahrawi civilians who have been in detention for two years since the dismantlement of the Gdeim Izik protest camp appeared before the military court in Rabat, Morocco. Their trial was postponed for the fourth time to February 8, 2013.