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Norway Foreign Minister raised Western Sahara rights with Francemorocco_france_510.jpg
19.03 - 2015 03:05
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.
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Norwegian MPs founded a Group of Friends for Western Sahara18.12 - 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.Read more
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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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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


Amaidan came in third in north Norway runsalah_tromso_2014a_510.jpg
22.06 - 2014
With the Saharawi flag over his head, Salah Amaidan came in third at the 10 kilometer run in Tromsø yesterday.
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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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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
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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 Saharaaicha_med_lahcen_510.jpg
09.04 - 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.
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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
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New report on refugees and rights in Western Sahara24.01 - 2014
Norwegian Refugee Council has launched the report "Occupied Country, displaced people" on the conflict in Western Sahara. Read more



Meet the Saharawis - the new diaspora in Norway26.12 - 2013

This video, launched this Christmas, shows members of the Saharawi diaspora in Norway. How would you tackle to live in exile?
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Western Sahara today - right after EU vote10.12 - 2013
Two hours after the EU decides to pay Morocco 160 mill Euros for illegal fishing rights offshore occupied Western Sahara, this video was filmed.
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Sahrawi human rights activist and former UN top official to Norwayoljeseminar_oslo_510_.jpg
21.11 - 2013
Sahrawi human rights activist Elghalia Djimi and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara Francesco Bastagli were among the guests at oil seminars in Oslo and Stavanger last week.
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FO students request Norwegian politicians to mobilize for the Sahrawis20.11 - 2013
EU is about to enter into a new fishing agreement with Morocco, which is contrary to international law because Western Sahara is not excluded. The Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers (FO) students' congress this weekend requested Norwegian politicians to talk some sense into the EU parliamentarians. Read more
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Morocco hinders Saharawi activist's vital surgery14.11 - 2013
Ali Salem Tamek, a well known Saharawi human rights defender, was about to leave for Europe to undergo surgery, when the Moroccan police came to arrest his wife on false charges.Read more


Norwegian Support Committee turned 20dagtid_11.11.1993_220.jpg
06.11 - 2013
The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara is 20 years old this week.
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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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