At 04:30 this morning, Norwegian time, Ms Kristine Kolstad and Mr Knut Øye Brandsås were picked out of the bus where there where sitting, and forced to leave the bus on the way to Western Sahara.
"Half an hour later we were forced into a car, obliged to go back the direction we had come from, with four other Norwegians", Kristine Eugenie Kolstad of Liberal Youth's international committee told.
They were first told that it was unsafe for them to travel to the territory.
"When we responded that it would constitute no problem, they simply stated that we were not welcome", Mr Brandsås stated. Norwegian media covered his expulsion today.
"The Saharawi people has a fundamental right to decide their own future for themselves, through a referendum. We travelled to learn about the need for that referendum which the UN has negotiated, but which Morocco is blocking", Kolstad said.
"Today, furthermore, an important trial commences against leading Saharawi human rights defenders, already convicted to lifetime sentences for having organised protests in Western Sahara", Kolstad told.
Six police officers were present at the check-point. At 05:15 AM this morning, the car drove direction Agadir. Also student politicians and youth politicians from Green Youth were on board the car. They are expected to arrive Agadir at 0900 AM this morning.
In total, seven delegations of Norwegians have been stopped by police and thrown out of Western Sahara or South Morocco during the course of the last two days.
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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