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Explosive corona increase in occupied Western Sahara

After Moroccan settlers in the fisheries industry returned from Morocco to occupied Western Sahara, the number of positive corona patients in the territory has increased with 8250 percent in less than a week. 

Published 26 June 20

Follow the latest news on corona in Western Sahara

We compile the latest news about the corona crisis in occupied Western Sahara and in the refugee camps. LATEST: Massive increase of corona cases in the occupied territories. 

Published 11 June 20

New report tells the stories of imprisoned Saharawi students in Moroccan jails

“A prison is normally filled with constant noise from all the prisoners. But not Ait Melloul. In Ait Melloul the silence is terrorizing you and only broken by the screams of prisoners getting tortured.” Our new report tells the story of a group of prisoners that the UN asks to be released. 

Published 10 June 20

Norwegian gas transport avoids Western Sahara at last minute

A vessel transporting Norwegian gas was supposed to arrrive in occupied Western Sahara tomorrow, but has now steered away last minute, as ordered by the exporter in Norway.

Published 06 June 20

Saharawi activists call for investigation of student leader’s death

Saharawi activists are calling for the investigation of the murder of a student activist, which took place two years ago.  

Published 19 May 20

Equinor will no longer export gas to occupied Western Sahara

The Norwegian state-controlled energy company Equinor ‘regrets’ exports of gas into Western Sahara and promises to never do it again. 

Published 10 May 20

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This version of www.vest-sahara.no became operational just few days ago. Be patient with us. Until we do the formal launch approx 15 May, things on this site will not necessarily work. Thanks for reporting stuff that don't.

Published 30 April 20

Corona: Release Saharawi political prisoners

26 Saharawi associations ask for an immediate release of all Saharawi political prisoners, in view of the corona crisis that is hitting Moroccan jails. The appeal includes 230 pages of UN statements on the currently imprisoned activists.

Published 24 April 20

Norway expresses concern over Saharawi prisoners

Norwegian minister for foreign affairs, Mrs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, today expressed concern over the situation for imprisoned Saharawi human rights defenders. 

Published 22 April 20

UN expert group demands release of Saharawi students

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention this week called on Morocco to release a group of Saharawi students, all political prisoners. 

Published 03 April 20