Want to know more? What is Gdeim Izik? The Trial Meet the Gdeim Izik 25 Take Action!25 Saharawi men have been condemned to sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment in connection to a mass protest denouncing the Saharawi people's social and economic marginalisation in their occupied land; the Gdeim Izik protest camp.
Their trial was a travesty of justice. All of them have been arrested on the back of a peaceful mass protest that was violently dispersed by the Moroccan army. The charges against them? Violence.
Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.
Big oil’s interest in occupied Western Sahara has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Some companies are now drilling, in complete disregard of international law and the Saharawi people’s rights. Here’s what you need to know.