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The UN calls on Morocco to release imprisoned Saharawis

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today recalled its request to Morocco to immediately release a group of imprisoned Saharawi students. 

Published 21 September 20

Saharawi student to face trial, UN concerned

A Saharawi student who was deported from Spain to Morocco without having his asylum application considered is next week facing trial in Moroccan court. The UN recently pronounced its concerns. 

Published 18 September 20

The corona virus has arrived the Saharawi refugee camps

After strict measures for several month, the pandemic has now arrived the vulnerable Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria. 

Published 24 July 20

Follow the latest news on corona in Western Sahara

We compile the latest news about the corona crisis in occupied Western Sahara and in the refugee camps. LATEST: The corona virus has arrived the refugee camps in Algeria. 

Published 07 July 20

Explosive corona increase in occupied Western Sahara

After Moroccan settlers in the fisheries industry returned from Morocco to occupied Western Sahara, the number of positive corona patients in the territory has increased with 8250 percent in less than a week. 

Published 26 June 20

New report tells the stories of imprisoned Saharawi students in Moroccan jails

“A prison is normally filled with constant noise from all the prisoners. But not Ait Melloul. In Ait Melloul the silence is terrorizing you and only broken by the screams of prisoners getting tortured.” Our new report tells the story of a group of prisoners that the UN asks to be released. 

Published 10 June 20

Norwegian gas transport avoids Western Sahara at last minute

A vessel transporting Norwegian gas was supposed to arrrive in occupied Western Sahara tomorrow, but has now steered away last minute, as ordered by the exporter in Norway.

Published 06 June 20

Saharawi activists call for investigation of student leader’s death

Saharawi activists are calling for the investigation of the murder of a student activist, which took place two years ago.  

Published 19 May 20

Equinor will no longer export gas to occupied Western Sahara

The Norwegian state-controlled energy company Equinor ‘regrets’ exports of gas into Western Sahara and promises to never do it again. 

Published 10 May 20

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Published 30 April 20