Collectif des Défenseurs Sahraouis des droits
El Aaiun / Sahara Occidental
El Aaiun , Western Sahara,
August 13, 2007.
On August 11, 2007, the second round of negotiations between the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia Elhamra and Rio de Oro and
the Moroccan kingdom in Manhasset, New York, ended after
two days‚ discussions under the auspices of the United Nations and in
accordance with Security Council Resolution 1754
April 30, 2007 in which both conflict parts were asked to enter direct
negotiations without preconditions in order to reach a fair political
solution that will lead to the Sahrawi people‚s self-determination.
As the direct negotiations II have been positively viewed by the
Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General to the Western Sahara Mr.
Peter Van Walsum, according to his final communiqué, indicating
that the negotiations will continue later on in one of the European
And as the Polisario Front and the Moroccan kingdom expressed their
desire to continue the direct negotiations process in accordance to the
And as the CODESA secretariat draws attetion to the dangerous situation
of human rights in the Western Sahara because of the Moroccan state
resoluteness to commit more violations of human rights, it declares the
- It calls to the Moroccan state to respect the international
legitimacy and accept the Sahrawi people‚s right to self-determination.
- It calls to the international community to create a legal
effective way for the respect of the Sahrawi citizens‚ rights.
- It appeals to the UN Secreatary General to publish the UNHCHR
report 2006 upon the human rights situation in the Western Sahara.
- It desires that both conflict parts need to have good faith in
order to make the next rounds of the direct negotiations successful and
that the Moroccan state has
a. respect the human rights in the
b. release all the Sahrawi political prisoners without any condition.
c. lift all the obstacles concerning the family visits process between
the Sahrawi refugees and their brothers in the Western Saharan
cities supervised by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for the few
d. unveil the fate of the Sahrawi disappeared.
e. stop the excessive exploitation and robbery of the Western Sahara
f. clear the Western Sahara from landmines that killed tens of the
Sahrawi citizens, resulted in hundreds of victims and still threatens
the safety of the inhabitants in the region.