Occupied Western Sahara
In a recent interview with Equipe Media, Saharawi activist Hmad Hammad provided crucial insights into the visit of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Western Sahara, particularly his stops in El-Aaiún and Dakhla.
Hammad clarified that two years ago, the envoy’s entry to El-Aaiún was denied because he insisted on meeting Sahrawi activists in the occupied territories, a request rejected by the occupiers. They insisted that he meet only with their loyalists, a condition he rejected.
Now, the envoy has returned, demonstrating a significant shift in the international landscape from a unipolar to a multipolar system. His meeting with Sahrawi activists indicates mounting pressure, making it clear that Morocco’s voice is no longer dominant.
Contrary to Moroccan propaganda, MINURSO is still active. The badges given during the meeting bore the acronym «MINURSO» without any additional markings, refuting claims of its expulsion.
Hammad emphasized that the meeting was held at the UN headquarters, further debunking false narratives. He highlighted that the envoy and his team were candid, giving all participants the opportunity to express their views on the Western Sahara issue.
Hammad’s account underscores the continued relevance of the Sahrawi cause and the determination of activists to achieve their right to self-determination through a referendum. The meeting signifies a pivotal moment in the ongoing struggle for justice and freedom in Western Sahara.