Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Georgetown is hosting a conference on Morocco

Here's a list of speakers and topics. None of them say they're about Western Sahara, but I'd like to know if you recognize any of the names and think they'd be worth seeing. I don't want to Columbia them, but tough questions never hurt anyone.

8 comments:

  1. Laila Lalami, a writer, has a sympathetic blog I read occasionally. I would probably go to see her, were I not on the other side of the globe.

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  2. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Will they are Moroccans!! They will never raise the topic of Western Sahara conflict unless they are told from Rabat to do or asked about it.

    Other thing, I just wanted to share with guys the news from Spain, about the Jude Baltazar from Spain, who’s filing officially law suite Vs. 32 Moroccans officials for violations of human rights in Western Sahara. Go Balthazar...

    They will never set a foot again in the EU, where they are stashing away the funds stolen from “gorging” Sahara natural resources.

    The link in Asharq Al-Awsat the pro-Moroccan Paper:
    http://www.aawsat.com/details.asp?section=4&issue=10565&article=443795

    Remember, Judge Baltazar is the one who handled Pinochet dossier.

    More later,

    Thank you...Thank you; thanks a million Will for your support!

    Saharawi.

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  3. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Will they are Moroccans!! They will never raise the topic of Western Sahara conflict unless they are told from Rabat to do so or asked about it, so question is the right thing.

    Other thing, I just wanted to share with guys the news from Spain, about the Jude Baltazar from Spain, who’s filing officially law suite Vs. 32 Moroccans officials for violations of human rights in Western Sahara. Go Balthazar...

    They will never set a foot again in the EU, where they are stashing away the funds stolen from “gorging” Sahara natural resources.

    The link in Asharq Al-Awsat the pro-Moroccan Paper:
    http://www.aawsat.com/details.asp?section=4&issue=10565&article=443795

    Remember, Judge Baltazar is the one who handled Pinochet dossier.

    More later,

    Thank you...Thank you; thanks a million Will for your support!

    Saharawi.

    1:51 PM

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  4. Anonymous4:28 PM

    I meant the Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón.

    here's an English link on Afrol:
    http://www.afrol.com/articles/27110

    13 top police chiefs are under Judge Garzón's inspection, instead of the 32, who were in the intial invastigation including the late Driss Bassri.

    Sahrawi.

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  5. Yeah, I heard about that and was going to post about it before my laptop broke. Does that really mean the accused can't enter the EU? That'd be impressive.

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  6. Anonymous9:33 AM

    I beleive :Yes, Will, cause if they enter the EU, they will be brought to justice and it will be just a matter of time to have them prosecuted for the crimes that will all know they have committed in Western Sahara.

    Saharawi

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  7. That's the general idea, but in the case of Garzon, there have been no arrest orders so far. The investigation just started now, and he said something about summoning witnesses mid-December, if I recall correctly.

    In the Ramael trial about Ben Barka, arrest orders have been issued by the judge, but if I understand the reasoning on Ibn Kafka correctly, there are still a few steps left for the orders to be communicated to Interpol. There's also a possibility that the French government will try to stall somehow, since they seem to be ultimately responsible for filing the request. But if they don't, the five officials should in theory be arrestable all over the world, not just in the EU -- very few states haven't signed on to Interpol. If you read French, I really recommend Ibn Kafka's site for detailed explanations from a professional in law. (And because it's a great blog in general.)

    Btw, the MAP is completely up in arms about these trials, warning Spain that they're about to cross a "red line" in bilateral relations. And as reliable as clockwork, the government just started campaigning for the Moroccanity of the Spanish coastal enclaves Ceuta & Melilla again -- what a strange coincidence. Last time I remember that happening was when Spain under Aznar was complaining about Morocco's behavior in Western Sahara...

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