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Daddach visits Bergen

The conflict in Western Sahara has led to serious human rights violations. Thousands of Sahrawis live in the refugee camps in Algeria, the freedom of expression is limited and use of torture is being reported. The Rafto Foundation and Amnesty group at the University of Bergen arranges Feb 13th 2007 a seminar on the conflict and the human rights situation in Western Sahara. Main speaker is Rafto laureate from 2002, Sidi Mohammed Daddach.
Published: 09.02 - 2007 10:38Printer version    
Place: Rafto Human Rights House, Bergen
Time: Tuesday, February 13 at 18:00
Entrance: kr.20,-

The 2002 Rafto Prize winner, Sidi Mohammed Daddach, will participate at the seminar.

The Rafto Foundation has invited Daddach to Norway. He will visit Bergen, Oslo and the United World College in Fjaler during his visit from February 12 - 19, 2007.

Programme for the seminar in Bergen
Arne Liljedahl Lynngård, chairman of the Rafto Foundation
Focus: Western Sahara

Ronny Hansen, the Norwegian Support Comittee for Western Sahara
Introduction to the conflict and Norway's view on the conflict

Sidi Mohamed Daddach, 2002 Rafto Prize winner
Human Rights Situation in Western Sahara

19.15 Coffee break

Rådmund Steinsvåg, freelance journalist Berserk Productions
Situation for the Sahrawi population and human rights work in Western Sahara
Pictures and videos

20.00 Coffee break

20.10 Questions and Answers

Contact information:
Gunta Venge, the Rafto Foundation
Phone: + 47 90 67 36 78, e-mail: secretariat@




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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