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All Norway's youth parties gathered for referendum in Western Sahara04.02 - 2016 22:04

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
67 foreign visitors refused access to Western Sahara last 2 days19.01 - 2016
From Sunday noon to Tuesday afternoon, 67 people have either been detained after arrival to occupied Western Sahara or stopped upon trying to enter. 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
Four Norwegians, one Lithuanian denied entry to occupied Sahara18.01 - 2016
Urte Sniaukstaite with Lithuanian-Norwegian citzenship, and four other Norwegians, were this evening stopped in a police control on their way in to Western Sahara, and refused to drive any further. While the police has locked their car into a garage, the group is now located in a hotel in Tan Tan.Read more

Ten more Norwegians expelled from Western Saharakarijordsaanum_510.jpg
18.01 - 2016
After several days as tourists in Dakhla, the students Kenneth Karijord and Håvard Saanum were expelled from the occupied Western Sahara this morning. Eight others were also expelled from Western Sahara today.
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VP of Norwegian Labour Youth deported from South Morocco18.01 - 2016
Ten Norwegians, including the vice-president of Norwegian Labour Youth, was few hours ago deported from South Morocco. Read more
Swede, Norwegian tried to visit Western Sahara, asked to "go home"18.01 - 2016
A Swedish and Norwegian citizen were this morning detained by Moroccan police in a check point near Guelmim in southern Morocco, on their way to occupied Western Sahara. Read more

Seven Norwegians deported from South Morocco 18.01 - 2016
Eva Charlotte Berner from Progress Party Youth and Håvard Skogerbø from Changemaker were two of seven Norwegians who at 02:45 AM Monday morning were stopped by Moroccan police and deported northwards from South Morocco. The groups intended to visit occupied Western Sahara. Read more
3 more Norwegians and a Polish expelled from occupied territory 17.01 - 2016
Nine Norwegians were expelled from Western Sahara this morning. Later today two young politicians from the Green Youth and two hobby photographers suffered the same fate. Of the four, three were Norwegians, one Polish citizen.Read more

Ten Norwegians, Dutch deported from Western Sahara todayrabbelarsen2_510.jpg
17.01 - 2016
At noon today, nine Norwegians and one Dutch student were taken out of the buses they were travelling in, and deported from occupied Western Sahara by Moroccan police.
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Total has left occupied Western Sahara24.12 - 2015
The French multinational oil company has announced that it is no longer pursuing oil search offshore Western Sahara. "More good news for the Saharawi people. We urge the remaining oil companies to follow suit", stated WSRW.Read more
Dutch government cancels agreement with Morocco over Western Sahara16.12 - 2015
Though a deal on social benefits was in reach after several tough rounds of negotiations, the Dutch government found Morocco’s demand to have Western Sahara included in the agreement unacceptable.Read more

Norway wants freedom of movement for UN envoy to Western Sahara16.12 - 2015
Norway's minister for Foreign Affairs today stated that the UN's special envoy to Western Sahara must have freedom of movement. Few weeks ago, Moroccan authorities prevented the UN official access to Western Sahara.Read more
Norwegian investor blacklists Glencore for Western Sahara oil search08.12 - 2015
The Norwegian investor KLP today announced it is ditching Swiss multinational Glencore for violating fundamental ethical norms in occupied Western Sahara. Read more

Norway gives 5 million kroner to Western Sahara flood victimsbf31flom13_510.jpg
10.11 - 2015
The Norwegian government has decided to donate approx. 670.000 Euros in humanitarian aid to UN's work towards refugees from Western Sahara, following the flooding in the refugee camps.  
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Parliament seminar in Oslo marks 40 year occupation 06.11 - 2015
Today marks the 40th 'anniversary' of the illegal Moroccan invasion of Western Sahara. The Friendship Group of Western Sahara in the Norwegian parliament marks the date. Read more
Nordic Youth Council Demands Recognition of Western Sahara02.11 - 2015
The 2015 session of the Nordic Youth Council asked the Nordic countries to work for the independence of Western Sahara.Read more

Thousands of Saharawis protest against San Leon Energy16.10 - 2015
Massive numbers of Saharawi refugees gathered last weekend to send a clear message to Irish oil company San Leon Energy which is looking for oil in their occupied homeland: "San Leon: go home". Find high resolution footage of the protest, free of charge.Read more
Norway youth in UN: MINURSO must monitor rights in Western Sahara08.10 - 2015
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.Read more

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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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