Incident 2 Time: 21 Jan, 2 PM Place: Smara town Jor Hjulstad Tvedt, Norway Mari Fjermedal, Norway Eva Benedikte Skogli, Norway Marthe Jæger Tangen, Norway https://www.vest-sahara.no/a49x2474 The group was first ordered to leave Smara, but police told they were welcome in any other city, such as El Aaiun, but that they first travelled northwards. At a hotel in El Ouatia, they were at 9:30 PM approached by local authorities telling they were not allowed to El Aaiun as they were first promised, but had to travel anywhere further north. The group therefore wanted to travel to TanTan, with a stopover in Sidi Ifni first. Upon heading towards Tan Tan on 24 January at 1:20 PM, they were stopped by local police in Guelmim, told they could not go to Tan Tan either. In other words, they were denied to go where they wanted three times by police. Authorities had twice broken promises as to where they could travel.
Incident 3: "Norwegians are not welcome in southern Morocco" Time: 22 Jan, 4PM Place: Tantan checkpoint Snorre Sandberg, Norway Daniel Fladvad, Norway Kristian Sveistrup, Norway Rolf-Jonas Ringen Kristiansen, Norway https://www.vest-sahara.no/a49x2478
Incident 4: "Because of bad weather" Time: 22 Jan, 11:45PM Place: Guelmim, police checkpoint Astrid Levåg, Norway Fredrik Sanne Wattum, Norway Heidi Berge Bergestig, Norway Vebjørn Steinsholt, Norway Mattias Bergdal, Norway Kristian Duong, Norway https://www.vest-sahara.no/a49x2483
Incident 14 Time: 25 Jan, 18:00 Place: Police checkpoint, entering Sidi Ifni from the north Sara Shafighi, Norway Frida Johansen, Norway Caroline Macri, Norway/Italy Urte Sniaukstaite, Lithuania Katrine Inderberg, Norway Priya Kaur Bains, Norway Dina Henden, Norway Mascha Burgerhoudt, the Netherlands Erle Runde, Norway Nadia Alexandra Mutoni, Norway https://www.vest-sahara.no/a49x2505
Incident 15 Time: 25 Jan, 18:00, Place: El Aaiun airport Hans Inge Alander, Norway Diego Alexander Vaula Foss, Norway https://vest-sahara.no/a49x2509 The two were first prevented entering El Aaiun airport, then flown back to Casablanca, where they were instructed that they were to be deported. Mr. Foss stayed 2 days at Casablanca and Marrakech airports, without passport, awaiting his expulsion. Mr. Alander spent 3 days at Casablanca and Agadir airports. It took 15 hours before they were given food or water. They were not allowed to sleep on a bed.
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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