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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.
Published 15 February 16

All 9 Norwegian youth parties today met in front of the Moroccan embassy in Oslo, demanding a referendum on independence for Western Sahara.

Published 04 February 16
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The only foreigner who managed to not be expelled from Western Sahara this week, Kim Runar Gjelstenli, has today been expelled, after Moroccan police entered into the house in which he was hiding.
Published 20 January 16
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From Sunday noon to Wednesday afternoon, 68 foreign visitors to Western Sahara have either been detained after arrival to occupied Western Sahara or stopped upon trying to enter. All deported.
Published 19 January 16
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Tuesday afternoon, another four Norwegians were denied entry to Western Sahara. The total number of people expelled from Western Sahara - or denied access to the territory - has now reached 67. They received a peculiar explanation.
Published 19 January 16

“Should we go over and talk to them?”

Published 19 January 16
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A Swedish and Norwegian citizen were this morning detained by Moroccan police in a check point near Guelmim in southern Morocco, on their way to occupied Western Sahara.
Published 18 January 16
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Eva Charlotte Berner from Progress Party Youth and Håvard Skogerbø from Changemaker were two of seven Norwegians who at 02:45 AM Monday morning were stopped by Moroccan police and deported northwards from South Morocco. The groups intended to visit occupied Western Sahara.
Published 18 January 16
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Ten Norwegians, including the vice-president of Norwegian Labour Youth, was few hours ago deported from South Morocco.
Published 18 January 16
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After several days as tourists in Dakhla, the students Kenneth Karijord and Håvard Saanum were expelled from the occupied Western Sahara this morning. Eight others were also expelled from Western Sahara today.
Published 18 January 16
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Urte Sniaukstaite with Lithuanian-Norwegian citzenship, and four other Norwegians, were this evening stopped in a police control on their way in to Western Sahara, and refused to drive any further. While the police has locked their car into a garage, the group is now located in a hotel in Tan Tan.
Published 18 January 16
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Nine Norwegians were expelled from Western Sahara this morning. Later today two young politicians from the Green Youth and two hobby photographers suffered the same fate. Of the four, three were Norwegians, one Polish citizen.
Published 17 January 16
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At noon today, nine Norwegians and one Dutch student were taken out of the buses they were travelling in, and deported from occupied Western Sahara by Moroccan police.
Published 17 January 16
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One of the biggest shipping companies in Norway calls the arrival of a vessel to occupied Western Sahara "an unfortunate mistake", and guarantees to media it will never happen again.
Published 31 December 15
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The French multinational oil company has announced that it is no longer pursuing oil search offshore Western Sahara. "More good news for the Saharawi people. We urge the remaining oil companies to follow suit", stated WSRW.
Published 24 December 15

A series of articles in Norwegian media this year highlighted a controversial shipment from occupied Western Sahara on board a vessel owned by Bergen shipping company Spar Shipping.

Published 24 December 15
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Though a deal on social benefits was in reach after several tough rounds of negotiations, the Dutch government found Morocco’s demand to have Western Sahara included in the agreement unacceptable.
Published 16 December 15
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Norway's minister for Foreign Affairs today stated that the UN's special envoy to Western Sahara must have freedom of movement. Few weeks ago, Moroccan authorities prevented the UN official access to Western Sahara.
Published 16 December 15
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The Norwegian investor KLP today announced it is ditching Swiss multinational Glencore for violating fundamental ethical norms in occupied Western Sahara.
Published 08 December 15
Published 30 November 15