(Issue No. 3)
by Western Sahara Campaign U.S.A.
New York, New York
Spring 1986
Publisher: Western Sahara Campaign, U.S.A.
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara
Language: English
The newsletter says the Western Sahara Campaign is working toward restoration of peace through its human rights, humanitarian and information activities. It reports that Amnesty International, USA released on January 17, 1986 a report "Torture in Morocco." The newsletter includes the text of a United Nations press release that discusses the testimony of Verena Graf of the International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples. It reports that on February 27, 1986 the African Studies Center at Michigan State University held a symposium “Refugees in Africa” which Leila McDowell, head of the Campaign, attended. Returning from a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps in southwest Algeria, the Campaign's Executive Director held meetings in early March with the President of the Algerian Red Crescent (ARC), Doctor Mouloud Belaouane, with the Assistant Representative of the World Food Program (WFP), Mr. Ljubisa Andrejevic, with the Deputy Representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Mr. Staffan Bodemar, and with Mrs. Dell Pellazzo of the United States Embassy in Algiers. The newsletter reports the Refugee Studies Program of Oxford University (England) hosted the conference "Western Sahara: War and Refugees" on March 21-22, 1986. Contents: OPEN LETTER FROM SAHRAWI CHILDREN • MOROCCO'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD • UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: NEW CONSIDERATION OF THE QUESTION OF WESTERN SAHARA • REFUGEES IN AFRICA – A SYMPOSIUM • WSC HOLDS TALKS IN ALGIERS • OXFORD CONFERENCE ON WESTERN SAHARA • GREENERY WRENCHED FROM THE DESERT: AGRICULTURE IN WESTERN SAHARA • BOOK OFFER • WESTERN SAHARA CAMPAIGN NEWS • BIBLIOGRAPHY ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN WESTERN SAHARA AND IN MOROCCO • RESOLUTION ON WESTERN SAHARA PASSED ON THE UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections