Thanked the Greens for its solidarity
Article image
Human rights activits Sultana Khaya thanked the Green Party of Norway for the support for the Saharawi cause at the annual meeting in Bergen, Norway, 15 April.
Published 16 April 2012


khayamdg_280.jpg"I thank you, the Green Party of Norway, for having objected spoken out against the illegal EU fisheries in my country", stated human rights activist Sultana Khaya during a speech to the Green Party of Norway, 15 April 2012.

"This was also the position of the Green Party all over the EU, and was one of the many reasons why the European Parliament in the end stopped its fisheries. Please know that we, the Saharawis, are very grateful for that", she stated.

Khaya also expressed a desire that Western states should start objecting to Franceæs denial of an extension of the mandate of the UN mandated in the territory, to include observation of human rights abuses.

"In two weeks from now, the mandate of the UN operation will be renewed in the Security Council. Again, France will deny human rights, to the silence of all European states. Maybe one day, countries such as Norway will protest against the French sabotage of our rights" Khaya said.








UN human rights expert decries “clampdown” on human rights defenders

Morocco must stop targeting human rights defenders and journalists standing up for human rights in Western Sahara, and allow them to work without reprisals, UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, said today.

01 July 2021

Sultana's home raided by police, activists arrested

In an early morning raid today, masked agents terrorized and assaulted the home of the Saharawi human rights defender Sultana Khaya, stole belongings and took three activists to an undisclosed location.

10 May 2021

UN experts urge Morocco to release imprisoned Sahrawi journalist

On 7 June 2019, videos began to circulate showing Moroccan police brutally beating up a Saharawi journalist in occupied Western Sahara. Today, a UN opinion calling for his release from prison was made public. 

07 February 2021

Sultana has spent two months in house arrest

The Saharawi activist Sultana Khaya and her family has for almost 10 weeks been harrassed by Moroccan police when leaving or entering their home in occupied Western Sahara. Help us to denounce. 

26 January 2021