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Mainstreaming the Western Sahara's themes with co-operation

Updated: Jun 24


Jiri Mäntysalo, Chairperson of Communist Youth of Finland, and Baida Rahal, Polisario's representative in Finland, met in Helsinki on 23rd June.
Jiri Mäntysalo, Chairperson of Communist Youth of Finland, and Baida Rahal, Polisario's representative in Finland, met in Helsinki on 23rd June.

The sovereignty of the Western Sahara's Sahrawi people is still not implementing in practice. Morocco’s greedy for power and anti-human regime is sabotaging the work of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and using its own power to decline the recognizing of Sahrawi state globally.


Today, Chairperson of Communist Youth of Finland, Jiri Mäntysalo held a meeting with Baida Rahal, Western Sahara's Liberation Front Polisario's representative in Finland. In the meeting was discussed about the feedback of webinar 'Right to the Sahrawi people!' held on 15th June, and the progress of mainstreaming and crowdsourcing Western Sahara's political themes.


United Nations have agreed to hold an independence referendum in Western Sahara in 1992, but Morocco is still holding back plans. Through the joint efforts of various organizations and civil society, it is possible to bring the situation in Western Sahara into the mainstream political and human rights debate. It is also interesting to discuss about Polisario's views and keep clear the demands for Finland's recognition of Western Sahara and, for example, for influencing the re-conclusion of EU trade agreements that discriminate against the Sahrawi people.


Check out the recording of webinar 'Right to the Sahrawi People!', held on 15th June (original sounds)!