Thursday, April 05, 2007

SADR NORWAY

SADR/NORWAY/MEDIAS
The President of the Norwegian Parliament will raise the human rights situation in the Western Sahara with Rabat’s authorities

Oslo, 04/04/2007 (SPS) The President of the Norwegian Parliament, Thorbjorn Jagland, affirmed that he will raise, with the Moroccan authorities, the question of the human rights situation in the occupied territories of the Western Sahara, in an interview he had on Monday with the Norwegian newspaper, Verdensmagasinet X, reported the Saharawi Representative in the Nordic countries.

Mr. Jagland asserted that he "will exercise pressures on the Moroccan authorities so as it also a Nordic delegation to visit the occupied territories of the Western Sahara". He will also discuss about this question with the Norwegian Ambassador in Rabat.

Concerning the Moroccan proposition of autonomy or the Western Sahara, Mr. Jagland, estimated that this unilateral proposition "can only be part of the occupation policy of Morocco".

Comparing between the Palestinians and Saharawis, who wants to decide about their affairs, Mr. Jagland stressed that "the Saharawis are living in more hard conditions that the Palestinian". (SPS)

020/090/000/TRD 041130 AVR 07 SPS



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