ALGIERS Dec 17 An deal has been reached to
allow hunger striking Western Sahara independence activist
Aminatou Haidar to be flown home from Spain, Western Sahara's
Polisario independence movement said on Thursday.
"Effectively everything has been resolved, according to our
information," said Ibrahim Ghali, the Polisario ambassador to
Algeria, where the movement has its headquaters.
"A plane is at Lanzarote airport awaiting instructions," he
The independence activist has been on hunger strike for more
than a month in Spain's Canary Islands after Moroccan
authorities refused her entry when she returned from a trip
abroad. She was taken to hospital earlier on Thursday.
Spanish media reports said negotiations were underway in
Washington between officials from Spain and Morocco to try to
resolve the standoff.
(Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Richard Williams)