A board of nine members was voted. The aim of the association is to promote the plight of the Sahrawi people and call for their right to self determination.
Three foreign guests attended the meeting: Mr. Limam Mohamed Ali representative for the Saharawi people, Jeffrey Smith legal expert and Erik Hagen from the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara.
The founding meeting got quite a bit of media coverage in Iceland, with both national radio stations broadcasting detailed interviews on the subject.
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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