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Gdeim Izik trial on pause, to recommence on 8 May gi25_510.jpg
29.03 - 2017 18:17
The proceedings against the so-called Gdeim Izik political prisoners from occupied Western Sahara is again adjourned, and will recommence on the 8 May at the Court of Appeal in Salé, Morocco.
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Follow the Gdeim Izik trial, day by day17.03 - 2017
Get the latest information about the court case against the Gdeim Izik prisoners from occupied Western Sahara. Continuously updated.
Day 13 of the appeal takes place on 8 May 2017.
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See report on the January 2017 round of Gdeim Izik trial19.02 - 2017
See an account of the January 2017 court case against Saharawi activists at the Moroccan court in Salé. Read more

Still no decision on Kafkaesque court case against Saharawi activists29.01 - 2017
Serious flaws were made also in round two of trial against the so-called ‘Gdeim Izik’ Saharawi activists in Morocco. Trial has been postponed until 13 March.Read more
57 foreigners expelled from Western Sahara last five days26.01 - 2017
From 21 to 25 January, 57 foreign visitors to Western Sahara have either been stopped right after arrival to occupied Western Sahara or upon trying to enter. All were deported by police. Read more

Norwegians expelled from Morocco alandervaula510.jpg
25.01 - 2017
At 11:30 PM the two Norwegians Diego Vaula Foss and Hans Inge Alander were told by Moroccan authorities that they are expelled from Morocco - probably because they had met with people from occupied Western Sahara.
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Join Amnesty campaign for the Saharawi prisoners01.09 - 2016
Two dozen Saharawi activists have been jailed for 6 years after demanding socio-economic rights. Join Amnesty's campaign demanding their release. Read more
Kosmos Energy misinforms about Western Sahara and OECD27.08 - 2016
The US oil company Kosmos Energy is severely misrepresenting a joint-declaration which the OECD Contact Point in Norway mediated between the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara and the fishing company Sjøvik AS.Read more

New report on need for referendum in Western Sahara07.06 - 2016
The Norwegian student association SAIH just published a report on the need of a referendum on independence in Western Sahara. Read more
Sultana Khaya beaten by Moroccan police again14.05 - 2016
Yet again, the Saharawi activist Sultana Khaya has been beaten by Moroccan police. Read more

Norwegian investor excluded Total due to Western Sahara involvementtotal_520.jpg
25.03 - 2016
The Norwegian insurance company Storebrand has blacklisted both phosphate and oil companies involved in occupied Western Sahara. Among them are the French company Total, which are now back in from the cold after they withdrew from the territory.
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European Democrat Students ask for self-determination for Saharawis18.03 - 2016
20 February 2016, the student organisation of the European Peoples Party (EPP) passed a resolution calling for the right to self-determination in occupied Western Sahara.  Read more
UN torture rapporteur welcome, but not12.03 - 2016
The UN Special Rapporteur on torture is warmly welcome to Morocco. But only after October 2016, when he is leaving office.Read more

Ex UN rapporteur deplores HR situation in Western Sahara jails11.03 - 2016
Former chair of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Mads Andenæs, calls the human rights situation in Western Sahara 'very depressing'. Read more
Norwegian pension fund blacklists San Leon over Western Sahara05.03 - 2016
Today, the Norwegian government pension fund excluded San Leon Energy Plc from its investment portfolios.Read more

Hunger striking to demand educationtamek_assa.jpg
15.02 - 2016
Ali Salem Tamek, a well-known human rights defender from Western Sahara, is undertaking an open-ended hunger strike to demand his right to a university education – something he claims the Moroccan government is barring him from.
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All Norway's youth parties gathered for referendum in Western Sahara04.02 - 2016

All 9 Norwegian youth parties today met in front of the Moroccan embassy in Oslo, demanding a referendum on independence for Western Sahara.
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Person number 68 detained and expelled from Western Sahara 20.01 - 2016
The only foreigner who managed to not be expelled from Western Sahara this week, Kim Runar Gjelstenli, has today been expelled, after Moroccan police entered into the house in which he was hiding.Read more

68 foreign visitors refused access to Western Sahara last 2 days19.01 - 2016
From Sunday noon to Wednesday afternoon, 68 foreign visitors to Western Sahara have either been detained after arrival to occupied Western Sahara or stopped upon trying to enter. All deported.Read more
"Norwegians and Swedes are not allowed to stay in Morocco"19.01 - 2016
Tuesday afternoon, another four Norwegians were denied entry to Western Sahara. The total number of people expelled from Western Sahara - or denied access to the territory - has now reached 67. They received a peculiar explanation. 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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