French government officials “deplore” Frances action on Western Sahara human rights

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French government officials “deplore” Frances action on Western Sahara human rights

Today (30th April 2010) a cross-party group of 40 French government representatives joined with French civil society leaders in condemning the attempt by France to block a United Nations resolution that would introduce human rights monitoring in Western Sahara. The statement signed by Mayors and Councillors from all regions of France and from all political parties apart from the Front Nationale, comes in response news today that a UN Resolution due to be passed today has been obstructed by the French. The resolution looked set to introduce human rights monitoring in Western Sahara and apparently carried unanimous support from all other 14 members of the Security Council. The UN peace keeping force in Western Sahara, MINURSO, is the only one without a human rights monitoring mandate.

The French government officials and civil society leaders are currently on a visit to the refugee camps in the Algerian desert where over 165,000 Saharawis have lived for over three decades. The statement states:

“We deplore the actions of our government in attempting to block the inclusion of a human rights monitoring dimension to the new UN resolution due to be passed by the UN Security Council today.”

Signatories include:

Patrice Finel, Conseilleur General de l´Essone

Boulleau Cyril, Marie de Villeneuve

Jacqueline Fontaine, Vice-President, Conseillere Regional, Lorraine

Pierre Texier, Adjoute au Marie de Tours

Maurad Goual, Adjoute au Marie de Marseille

Leila Allounais, Adjoute au Marie de Marseille +

Nasser Khabat, Adjoute au Marie de Naim Tarane Rhone

Zorah Ait-Maten, Adjoute au Marie de Lyon

Fatima Pugeat, Adjoute au Marie de Rillieux la Pape

Louisa Ferhat, Adjoute au Marie, Paris

Rabah Lachouri, Adjoute au Marie de Vitry sur Seine

Zahir Amseur, Adjoute au Marie de Heurthe-et-Moselle

Nadia Hamoudi, Adjoute au Marie de Tours

Hassen Blimi, Adjoute au Marie de Champigny sur Marne

Denise Triscari, Adjoute au Marie de Marseilles

Christian Mehsah, Adjoute au Marie +

Yahia Tlemsani, Adjoute au Marie de St Aviold +

Ouis Azdine, Counceillere Municipale deleguee Corbiel

Meriem Alout, Counceillere Municipale de Alfortville

Abdeli Hebbache, Counceillere Municipale, St Fons

Nacer Khouatra, Counceillere Municipale, Givors-Rhone

Francoise Rivoire, Counceillere Municipale, Ville de Lyon

Raymond Combaz, Counceillere Municipale, Givors-Rhone

Nadia Chalabi, Counceillere Municipale, Champigny sur Marne

Zoubida Meguenni, Counceillere Municipale, Marseille

Jean-Francois Debiol, Counceillere Municipale, Rilleaux la Pape

Ralida Ferras, Counceillere Municipale, Vierzon

Delphine Poile, Counceillere Municipale, Thenieux

Claude-Marie Viver, Counceillere Municipale, a Sens

Slimane, Abdoun-Charef, Counceillere Municipale, Vitry sur Seine

Ovali Ibrahim, Counceillere Municipale, Vigreux sur Seine

Mokhtaria Kebli, Counceillere Municipale, Aulmay sous Bois

Mohamed Dahmani, Counceillere Municipale, Le Penne sur Huveaue

Josette Blanchet, Counceillere Municipale, Tours

Djamila Chabanc, Counceillere Municipale, Marseilles

Sylvie Crozat, Counceillere Municipale deleguee, Marseilles

Tayeb Kebab, Counceillere Municipale +

Djamila Boukdir, Counceillere Municipale Ville de Lyon

Nadia Azzi, President Association EXY Jeunes

Aisata Camara, Assoiation EXY Jeunes

Benoit Chaux, Humanitaire Independente

Lila Boukortt, President Association de FENNES

President of Samir Touni, President APC, Ville de Lyons

Dr Aoam Benahmed, President, Cercle d´Amitee Franco Algerian

The statement in French.

“Nous deplorons les actions de notre gouvernment qui essaye de bloquer l´inclusion d´une dimension pour sauvegarde des violations des droits de l´homme au Conseil de Securite de Nations Unie”


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