See an account of the January 2017 court case against Saharawi activists at the Moroccan court in Salé.
The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara wrote on 29 January 2017 how the court case against 25 Saharaws had been postponed until 13 March.
The group was sentenced in 2013 to 20 years to life by a Moroccan military court for crimes that was said to have been committed in 2010. No proofs were presented and all were sentenced based on confessions signed under torture.
Approximately 40 Norwegian observers participated on the trial 23-25 January 2017. Law student Tone Sørfonn Moe from Bergen has authored a long observation report about the court case.
Download the report in its entirety here.
The report documents clear violations on basic legal standards. Several of the convicted are leading human rights defenders in Western Sahara.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled in favour of the two Saharawi sisters Sultana and Luara Khaya.
The torture and detention of 10 Saharawi students by Moroccan authorities must be investigated and denounced. This is the demand in a complaint submitted today to the UN Special Procedures.
A 16 day-long campaign will shed light on violence committed against women in occupied Western Sahara.
One film festival in the world is different from all others. Read Asria Taleb's encounter with a festival audience in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria - including her connection with a complete stranger.