(Reuters) - A jet flying from Algeria to the northern Spanish city of Logrono turned back after air controllers told it had no permission to enter the airspace, on instructions from the Spanish military, civil air authority Enaire said on Tuesday. A spokesman for Enaire said the jet was flying from Algiers to the Spanish city of Logrono, where the small domestic airport is operated by Spanish state-contolled Aena.
MADRID – The lawyer of Brahim Ghali, a leader of Western Sahara’s Polisario Front who is in hospital in Spain, will ask the Spanish High Court to drop a war crimes case against him. “The facts which form the basis of the accusation against him are absolutely and categorically untrue,” lawyer Manuel Olle told reporters after a hearing on Tuesday.
MADRID -- The leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco testified Tuesday in a Spanish investigation into allegations against him of torture, genocide and other crimes. Brahim Ghali appeared before an investigating magistrate at the National Court in Madrid via videoconference from a hospital in LogroÃ±o, a northern Spanish city where the 71-year old was hospitalized last month after falling seriously ill with COVID-19.
The leader of Western Sahara's independence movement will leave Spain on Tuesday night, the Spanish government said, after his reception for medical treatment triggered a diplomatic row between Rabat and Madrid. The announcement by Madrid came just hours after a Spanish judge declined to order that Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali, who is under investigation in Spain for torture and genocide, be taken into custody.
MADRID (AP) — The leader of the Western Sahara independence movement at the heart of a diplomatic spat between Spain and Morocco will appear before an investigating judge in Spain on June 1, representatives of the Polisario Front in Spain said Wednesday. Brahim Ghali heads the Polisario Front and the self-declared Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic based on refugee camps in western Algeria.
Morocco on Saturday urged Spain to open an investigation into the circumstances of a Western Sahara independence leader's arrival in the country for medical treatment and explain its findings to Rabat. Madrid should explain "the conditions, circumstances and connivances that led to the fraudulent entry of this person using false documents and a usurped identity," said Foreign Ministry Director General Fouad Yazourh.
Morocco was justified in relaxing controls at the border between it and Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta in view of Madrid's decision to admit a sick Western Sahara independence leader to hospital, a minister in Rabat suggested. Around 8,000 migrants entered the enclave on Monday and Tuesday by swimming in or climbing over the fence, and Spain deployed troops there to patrol the border.
The man leading the Polisario Front in its fight for independence of Western Sahara is hospitalized in Spain for treatment of COVID-19 The man leading the Polisario Front in its fight for independence of Western Sahara is hospitalized in Spain for treatment of COVID-19, officials from Spain and the group said Thursday.
TINDOUF, Algeria (Reuters) - Generations of young Sahrawis have grown up in Algeria’s remote desert refugee camps largely forgotten by the outside world and now see no prospect of an independent homeland in Western Sahara except through a new war their leaders say has already begun. Slideshow ( 7 images
Explaining the world, daily The Economist explains PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S decision in December to recognise Morocco’s annexation of Western Sahara—in return for Morocco’s decision to establish diplomatic relations with Israel—has turned up the heat on a conflict that has been simmering for four decades. On Twitter, Mr Trump announced that “Morocco recognized the United States in 1777. It is thus fitting we recognize their sovereignty over the Western Sahara.” But the annexation is not accepted