Spain: Supreme Court Bans Use of Pennant used by separatist Polisario in Public Sphere

By on June 2, 2020

New setback for the polisario and its mentors in Spain. The justice system of the Iberian country has inflicted a new blow to the separatists by prohibiting the use of their pennant in the public sphere.

The Spanish Supreme Court, the country’s highest judicial body, has vetoed the use, occasional or permanent, of “unofficial” flags or any political expression inside and outside public buildings.

 

The court’s decision constitutes a new setback for the polisario, which is losing more and more ground in Spain. According to the text, the use of flags, pennants or unofficial symbols, like that of the separatists of the Polisario, in buildings and public areas is not “compatible with the current constitutional and legal framework” or with the “duty of objectivity and neutrality” of Spanish administrations.

 

Whether occasionally or permanently, the flag of the Polisario must not coexist “with the flag of Spain and others which are legally or statutorily established”, underlined the judgment of the Supreme Court which puts an end to one of the most strange anomalies in a democratic country like Spain.

This scathing setback for the Polisario in Spain comes a few days after the masterful snub suffered by the separatists at the end of May on the occasion of Africa Day. Indeed, the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation Arancha González Laya, had on this occasion published on the Twitter account of her department a map of Africa with the flags of all the official member states of the African Union with the exception of the fake SADR.

 

Spain, which dismissed for the first time last September before the UN General Assembly any reference to the “self-determination referendum” and defended the centrality of the UN role in the process of political settlement of the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, has just dealt a new blow to the polisario which is becoming more and more isolated.

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