7 February 2013

Morocco: Kerry Kennedy and Javier Bardem Launch a Campaign for Justice in Occupied Western Sahara

Washington — President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, Kerry Kennedy and the Spanish actor and Oscar winner,Javier Bardem, started together an international campaign for justice in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

"In just two months, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) is up for renewal. Javier Bardem and I have teamed up to raise awareness for the need to include a human rights mandate in MINURSO." said Kerry Kenedy in a Blog posted by her on Feb04, 2013 and appear in the Huffington post.

"We witnessed firsthand the overwhelming presence of security forces and violations of basic human and civil rights that Sahrawi citizens live with every day." she said

"Last week, these violations made news again as more than twenty Sahrawi civilians who have been in detention for two years since the dismantlement of the Gdeim Izik protest camp appeared before the military court in Rabat, Morocco. Their trial was postponed for the fourth time to February 8, 2013."

The campaign includes petition to the United Nations and to the President Barack Obama, to be signed by all personalities, politicians, journalist and all sympathizers and supporters to human rights around the world.

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