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Norway youth in UN: MINURSO must monitor rights in Western Saharalaugsand_510.jpg
08.10 - 2015 09:31
The UN operation in Western Sahara must be allowed to monitor human rights situation in Western Sahara. This was underlined by Norwegian youth delegates on behalf of Norway in the UN General Assembly this week.
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Icelandic lobbyist admits petitioning in UN on Morocco pay-roll07.10 - 2015
The UN’s committee on decolonization allows so-called ‘petitioners’ to present their point of views on the conflict. An Icelandic lawfirm admits being paid by the Moroccan embassy in Oslo to do so. Read more
Lessons from the peace talks in Western Sahara30.07 - 2015
Article presented at the Norwegian peace negotiation conference Oslo Forum 2015. Read more

Saharawi refugees protest San Leon Energy's plunder plans20.07 - 2015
Irish company is to drill for occupying power Morocco. Saharawi refugees who were forcibly displaced following the occupation, protest their plans. Read more
Human rights activist beaten by police22.04 - 2015

A Saharawi human rights activists who has received several Norwegian delegations to occupied Western Sahara was severely injured from police beatings in Smara Friday night.
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Norwegian Labour Party: "Time for an independent Western Sahara"smara_demo_12.01.05_510.jpg
17.04 - 2015
"Western Sahara must now have its independence", stated the congress of the Norwegian Labour Party today.
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Norwegian delegation expelled from city in occupied Western Sahara28.03 - 2015
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.Read more
Norway Foreign Minister raised Western Sahara rights with France19.03 - 2015
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. Read more

5 Norwegian groups expelled from Western Sahara this year28.12 - 2014
Here are the Norwegian groups expelled from Western Sahara and southern Morocco in 2014.Read more
Demonstrated against SeaBird controversy in Oslo19.12 - 2014
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. Read more

Norwegian MPs founded a Group of Friends for Western Saharastortinget_510.jpg
18.12 - 2014
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
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

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
Investor blacklisted Agrium for imports from occupied Western Sahara01.12 - 2014
The Norwegian investor KLP has sold all its shares in Agrium for its imports of phosphate rock from occupied territory.Read more

UN nutrition study reveals Saharawi kids malnourished5228camps.jpg
23.11 - 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]
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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
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

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 clients20.06 - 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. Read more


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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