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Imprisoned student on hunger strike

The Saharawi student activist Mohammed Layichi has been on hunger strike for almost a month. 

Published 09 June 2022

Friendship group for Western Sahara established in the Norwegian parliament

A group of friends for Western Sahara consisting of representatives from all nine political parties was established today in the Norwegian parliament

Published 01 June 2022

Report: Aquaculture industry needs to improve sustainability

What is being done to prevent that Norwegian salmon production undermines food security in West Africa? The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara has challenged Norway's 40 largest aquaculture companies. 

Published 24 May 2022

Prominent Saharawi student activists arrested

Two well-known Saharawi student activists were this week arrested in Agadir. A trial is expected to start today.  

Published 29 April 2022

Saharawi political prisoners on hunger strike

Since 1 April, two Saharawi political prisoners have been on hunger strike, in protest of the deplorable conditions they are living under.   

Published 20 April 2022

UN asks Morocco to release longest held Sahrawi political prisoner

So far, Yahya Mohamed Elhafed Iaazza has spent 14 years in Moroccan jails.

Published 11 March 2022

Norwegian ship owner finds transport "regrettable"

"A regrettable situation", says the director of the shipping company Belships, calling for a ban from the Norwegian authorities.

Published 11 March 2022

The woman who reprimanded a judge

We have talked to human rights activist Mahfouda, who recently was sentenced to six months in a Moroccan prison for reprimanding a judge.  

Published 02 November 2021

European Court of Justice annuls agreements in Western Sahara

On 29 September, the European Court of Justice struck down the EU's trade and fisheries agreements with Morocco in occupied Western Sahara, deemed to be in breach of international law.

Published 12 October 2021

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.

Published 01 July 2021