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UN expert group demands release of Saharawi studentsmarrakech2015_510.jpg
02.04 - 2020 13:59
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention this week called on Morocco to release a group of Saharawi students, all political prisoners.
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Attacks on Saharawi journalists, UN calls on investigations09.01 - 2020
A shocking video last year showed Saharawi journalist Walid El Batal pulled out of a car and beaten by Moroccan police. The UN now calls on full investigation. Read more
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Verdict on Saharawi journalist to be made in two weeks24.06 - 2019
A judge in occupied Western Sahara today concluded that the verdict in the case against Saharawi journalist Nazha El Khalidi will be announced on 8 July. Read more



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Norwegian government refutes Moroccan propaganda 07.06 - 2019
The Moroccan ambassador in Oslo stated that Norwegian observers cannot attend trials in Western Sahara, as courtrooms are always closed, including in Norway. The Government of Norway this week stated that this is incorrect. Read more
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Two Norwegian trial observers deported from Western Sahara 19.05 - 2019
Two international observers accredited by the Norway-based Rafto Foundation for Human Rights were today prevented from entering El Aaiún, Western Sahara.Read more


Risking 2 years in jail for Facebook Live video17.03 - 2019


Nazha Elkhalidi filmed a street demonstration in December. Now, she is charged, and risks a severe punishment. Here, she is filming her own detention on Facebook Live. Trial tomorrow.
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Western Sahara friendship group established at Norwegian parliament05.02 - 2019
Representatives from all nine political parties at the Norwegian parliament today established a friendship group for Western Sahara.Read more
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The UN asks for immediate release of Mbarek Daoudi15.01 - 2019
The UN working group on Arbitrary Detention asks for the immediate release of human rights defender Mbarek Daoudi. Check our mini-report that gives the context.Read more


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11.01 - 2019
In 2015 and 2017, the Norwegian shipping company Spar Shipping transported two large cargos of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara to India. The company announced today that further trade from the territory is out of the question.
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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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