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11.06 - 2017 20:29
On 5 June 2017 the proceedings against the two dozen Saharawi activists commenced on at the Court Appeal of Salé, Morocco. Leave a greeting of solidarity to the prisoners.  
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Chaos in Gdeim Izik trial continues18.05 - 2017
The detainees withdrew from the proceedings, along with their defense attorneys, on the 16th of May. New witnesses have appeared out of the blue, observers explain.Read more
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Gdeim Izik trial on pause, to recommence on 8 May 29.03 - 2017
The proceedings against the so-called Gdeim Izik political prisoners from occupied Western Sahara is again adjourned, and will recommence on the 8 May at the Court of Appeal in Salé, Morocco.Read more



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Follow the Gdeim Izik trial, day by day17.03 - 2017
Get the latest information about the court case against the Gdeim Izik prisoners from occupied Western Sahara. Continuously updated.
Day 13 of the appeal takes place on 8 May 2017.
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See report on the January 2017 round of Gdeim Izik trial19.02 - 2017
See an account of the January 2017 court case against Saharawi activists at the Moroccan court in Salé. Read more


Still no decision on Kafkaesque court case against Saharawi activistsgdeimizik25510.jpg
29.01 - 2017
Serious flaws were made also in round two of trial against the so-called ‘Gdeim Izik’ Saharawi activists in Morocco. Trial has been postponed until 13 March.
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57 foreigners expelled from Western Sahara last five days26.01 - 2017
From 21 to 25 January, 57 foreign visitors to Western Sahara have either been stopped right after arrival to occupied Western Sahara or upon trying to enter. All were deported by police. Read more
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Norwegians expelled from Morocco 25.01 - 2017
At 11:30 PM the two Norwegians Diego Vaula Foss and Hans Inge Alander were told by Moroccan authorities that they are expelled from Morocco - probably because they had met with people from occupied Western Sahara. Read more



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Join Amnesty campaign for the Saharawi prisoners01.09 - 2016
Two dozen Saharawi activists have been jailed for 6 years after demanding socio-economic rights. Join Amnesty's campaign demanding their release. Read more
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Kosmos Energy misinforms about Western Sahara and OECD27.08 - 2016
The US oil company Kosmos Energy is severely misrepresenting a joint-declaration which the OECD Contact Point in Norway mediated between the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara and the fishing company Sjøvik AS.Read more


New report on need for referendum in Western Sahara5880minurso_510.jpg
07.06 - 2016
The Norwegian student association SAIH just published a report on the need of a referendum on independence in Western Sahara.
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Sultana Khaya beaten by Moroccan police again14.05 - 2016
Yet again, the Saharawi activist Sultana Khaya has been beaten by Moroccan police. Read more
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Norwegian investor excluded Total due to Western Sahara involvement25.03 - 2016
The Norwegian insurance company Storebrand has blacklisted both phosphate and oil companies involved in occupied Western Sahara. Among them are the French company Total, which are now back in from the cold after they withdrew from the territory. Read more



European Democrat Students ask for self-determination for Saharawis18.03 - 2016
20 February 2016, the student organisation of the European Peoples Party (EPP) passed a resolution calling for the right to self-determination in occupied Western Sahara.  Read more
UN torture rapporteur welcome, but not12.03 - 2016
The UN Special Rapporteur on torture is warmly welcome to Morocco. But only after October 2016, when he is leaving office.Read more


Ex UN rapporteur deplores HR situation in Western Sahara jails11.03 - 2016
Former chair of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Mads Andenæs, calls the human rights situation in Western Sahara 'very depressing'.
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Norwegian pension fund blacklists San Leon over Western Sahara05.03 - 2016
Today, the Norwegian government pension fund excluded San Leon Energy Plc from its investment portfolios.Read more
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Hunger striking to demand education15.02 - 2016
Ali Salem Tamek, a well-known human rights defender from Western Sahara, is undertaking an open-ended hunger strike to demand his right to a university education – something he claims the Moroccan government is barring him from.
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All Norway's youth parties gathered for referendum in Western Sahara04.02 - 2016


All 9 Norwegian youth parties today met in front of the Moroccan embassy in Oslo, demanding a referendum on independence for Western Sahara.
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Person number 68 detained and expelled from Western Sahara 20.01 - 2016
The only foreigner who managed to not be expelled from Western Sahara this week, Kim Runar Gjelstenli, has today been expelled, after Moroccan police entered into the house in which he was hiding.Read more



News archive:
19.01 - 201668 foreign visitors refused access to Western Sahara last 2 days
19.01 - 2016"Norwegians and Swedes are not allowed to stay in Morocco"
18.01 - 2016Four Norwegians, one Lithuanian denied entry to occupied Sahara
18.01 - 2016Ten more Norwegians expelled from Western Sahara
18.01 - 2016VP of Norwegian Labour Youth deported from South Morocco
18.01 - 2016Swede, Norwegian tried to visit Western Sahara, asked to "go home"
18.01 - 2016Seven Norwegians deported from South Morocco
17.01 - 20163 more Norwegians and a Polish expelled from occupied territory






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Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

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