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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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