Moroccan police expelled before the week-end a Norwegian delegation who had travelled to Western Sahara to discuss with the Saharawi people the situation of Morocco's illegal oil industry in the territory.
The Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs this week discussed the mandate of the UN mission in Western Sahara with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. It is France which every year prevents the UN force in the territory to monitor human rights.
Saharawis and Norwegians gathered last night in front of the offices of SeaBird in Oslo to protest against the company's oil exploration in occupied Western Sahara on behalf of Glencore and the Moroccan government.
A cross-party Group of Friends for Western Sahara was established today, first time ever, in the Norwegian Parliament. The groups goal is to contribute to defend the right to self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.
A delegation from the Rafto Fundation for Human Rights is now being escorted out of the Western Sahara capital city El Aaiun by Moroccan police. The group entered the occupied territories yesterday, and discussed the Norwegian seismic company SeaBird with local human rights activists.
Most of the oil arriving the occupied territories of Western Sahara arrive on board Norwegian flagged vessel, new report reveals. Swedish and Norwegian national news have covered the topic this weekend.
The oil rig that this autumn will destroy the future of the Sahrawi population is not just equipped with components made by Norwegian company Aker Solutions. The rig is filled to the brim with equipment from National Oilwell Varcos Norwegian plants at a threefold greater value.
In total seven Norwegian citizens were today kicked out of occupied Western Sahara. The group travelled there to interview Saharawis regarding the plans of Kosmos Energy to carry out oil exploration in violation of the wishes of the people of the territory.