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Denmark to vote on recognition of Western Sahara

Jan 23, 2014 1

Danish party the Red-Green Alliance (RGA) Thursday put forward a bill that would see Denmark recognise the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), a state formed by the indigenous population of Africa’s last colony, the Saharawis of Western Sahara, in 1976 ...

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Voices from occupied Western Sahara

Dec 19, 2013 5

Two Danish journalists, Ane Nordentoft and Ingrid Pedersen, visited occupied Western Sahara in November. They travelled there as tourists as Morocco doesn’t allow journalists to visit the colony, and they were subsequently under constant surveillance by plain-clothes police during their ...

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Amnesty report condemns “excessive force” in Western Sahara

May 23, 2013 0

“The [Moroccan] authorities continued to target Sahrawi human rights defenders and advocates of self-determination for Western Sahara, and used excessive force to quell or prevent demonstrations in Western Sahara,” Amnesty International say in their 2013 Annual Report that was published ...

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Danish protest against Moroccan kangaroo court

Jan 28, 2013 0

  Today, representatives of Danish solidarity organization Africa Contact, the Danish political party the Red-Green Alliance, Polisario, and others staged a protest outside the Moroccan Embassy in Copenhagen. The focus of the protest was the Moroccan military court case against ...

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Swedish parliament wants government to recognise Western Sahara

Dec 5, 2012 1

Today [5. December], a oppositional majority in the Swedish parliament voted to recommend that the Swedish government “recognises the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) as soon as possible.” If Sweden recognizes SADR – Western Sahara’s government in exile – it ...

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Moroccan human rights violations on the rise

Sep 25, 2012 3

“Severe beatings, sexual violence, and other forms of ill-treatment [against migrants] appear to be on the rise,” United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez,  said Saturday after returning from an eight-day mission to Morocco. The mission included a two-day ...

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