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Norwegian MPs founded a Group of Friends for Western Saharastortinget_510.jpg
18.12 - 2014 18:46
A cross-party Group of Friends for Western Sahara was established today, first time ever, in the Norwegian Parliament. The group’s goal is to contribute to defend the right to self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.
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Here the Norwegian human rights activists are being followed by police11.12 - 2014
The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights is being followed by Moroccan police. On their hotel's own surveillance system, the Rafto delegation could see how the police followed them.Read more
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The Rafto Fundation is now being expelled from occupied Western Sahara10.12 - 2014
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.Read more



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Norwegian company SeaBird doing dirty oil search in occupied Sahara08.12 - 2014
The Norwegian seismi survey company SeaBird is currently shooting 2D images of the seabed in the El Aaiun-Tarfaya basis offshore occupied Western Sahara.Read more
4 Norwegian groups expelled from Western Sahara this year04.12 - 2014
Here are the Norwegian groups expelled from the territory so far in 2014.Read more


Investor blacklisted Agrium for imports from occupied Western Saharawestern_sahara_phosphate_harbour_510-200.jpg
01.12 - 2014
The Norwegian investor KLP has sold all its shares in Agrium for its imports of phosphate rock from occupied territory.
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UN nutrition study reveals Saharawi kids malnourished23.11 - 2014
A UN study completed this year investigated the nutritional status in the Western Sahara refugee camps in Algeria. The study found that 7,6 percent of children are acutely malnourished, 16,7 percent are underweight, and 25.2 suffer from stunting. [Updated article]Read more
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Cairn Energy, stop messing with our referendum!06.11 - 2014
A demonstration against the Scottish company Cairn Energy took place yesterday in front of its offices in Stavanger, Norway. Read more



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Norwegian flagged vessels leading in dirty oil trade22.06 - 2014
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.Read more
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Amaidan came in third in north Norway run22.06 - 2014
With the Saharawi flag over his head, Salah Amaidan came in third at the 10 kilometer run in Tromsø yesterday. Read more


WSRW report gives complete overview of controversial clientswsrw-plunder_510.jpg
20.06 - 2014
WSRW has published a complete report listing all the clients, volumes, values and shipments relating to Morocco's exports of phosphate rock from occupied territory.
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Icelandic parliament supports Saharawi people's rights13.05 - 2014
On Monday May 12th the Icelandic Parliament passed a resolution in support of the people of Western Sahara's right for self-determination. Read more
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More Norwegian equipment on rig in occupied Western Sahara12.05 - 2014
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 Varco’s Norwegian plants – at a threefold greater value.Read more



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Two Norwegian delegations expelled from occupied Sahara today05.05 - 2014
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. Read more
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Norwegian and Polish citizens expelled from South Morocco02.05 - 2014
The Chairwoman of the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, and her Polish travel companion were expelled from South Morocco Friday evening. Read more


US and UK students detained in El Aaiunjoanna_kristina_apr_2014_510.jpg
19.04 - 2014
Today, April 19, two students from the U.S. and UK have been detained at a checkpoint in El Aaiun.
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Norwegian delegation to Western Sahara put in hotel-arrest17.04 - 2014
On their way to visit the family of late Said Dambar tonight, a Norwegian group was told by police that they were not allowed to leave the hotel.Read more
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59 Nordic organisations ask UN for human rights in Western Sahara11.04 - 2014
A large group of Nordic organizations sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council yesterday asking for the UN operation in Western Sahara to monitor the human rights situation in the territory. Among the signatories are all Norwegian youth parties.
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Nordic Youth Council asks for human rights in Western Sahara09.04 - 2014
The meeting of the Nordic Youth Council in Reykjavik 6 April 2014 demanded from the Nordic governments to take a joint initiative for Human Rights in the UN operation in Western Sahara. Particularly, they urge the Nordic governments to put pressure on Paris. Read more
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Saharawi social media activists detained16.02 - 2014
Four Saharawi activists were arrested Tuesday. «They have been living under constant surveillance by the Morrocan police» said Nina Bakke, who met two of them last December.Read more



News archive:
06.11 - 2013From refugee camp to lecture tour in Norway
06.11 - 2013Swedish research journalist in Norway
17.10 - 2013Icelandic Association for Western Sahara founded in Reykjavík
01.10 - 2013Controversial Oil Company Recruited Trondheim University Students
22.09 - 2013'The Runner' on 2nd place at Oslo Marathon
19.09 - 2013New MA thesis about Western Sahara
19.09 - 2013Mass Grave Revealed in Western Sahara
04.09 - 2013New report: French oil company Total SA in occupied Western Sahara
04.09 - 2013Green energy to uphold occupation in Western Sahara
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Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

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