New report: Western Sahara activists in arbitrary detention 25.09 - 2017 16:48 Former President-Rapporteur, United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, expresses deep concern after observing the court case against 24 human rights activists from the occupied parts of Western Sahara. 19 of the 24 Saharawis remain in jail.
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
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.Read more
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
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. Read more
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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