Human rights defender appeals EU to stop illegal fisheries

Clear message from Sahrawi human rights defender Elkouria Amidane to the new EU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, on Swedish national TV today.

Published 06 March 2010

"I want to tell her that this agreement that includes Western Sahara waters should be stopped immediately. It harms the Sahrawi people, and we are against it. It is only financing the Moroccan army to control us, and that we suffer from flagrant violations of human rights."

The interview was published on the homepages of the Swedish television 3 March 2010. 

UN body deemed Sultana's house arrest arbitrary

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled in favour of the two Saharawi sisters Sultana and Luara Khaya. 

07 March 2023

Complaint submitted against Morocco on behalf of 10 imprisoned Saharawi students

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.

14 December 2022

End violence against Saharawi women!

A 16 day-long campaign will shed light on violence committed against women in occupied Western Sahara.  

24 November 2022

10 reasons why to attend the most authentic film festival around

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.

23 October 2022