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Western Sahara

Yearbook 1996

Western Sahara. The long-delayed referendum in V. could not be carried out in 1996 either. In January, the UN extended the mandate for MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) until last May. But when it was said that nothing had happened when it came to approaching the Moroccan government and the leaders of the V's liberation movement Polisario regarding a referendum in the area, the UN Security Council on May 29 decided to withdraw MINURSO. At the same time, it was decided to reduce UN troops in the area by 20%.

In April, Amnesty International condemned the "serious human rights violations" committed by "Moroccan security forces in Western Sahara".

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