Saharawi refugees protest ABB controversy


Saharawi refugees protested against the Swiss-Swedish company's contract for the Moroccan government on occupied land.
Published: 22.11 - 2018 11:47Printer version    
Western Sahara Resource Watch this week wrote that the Swiss-Swedish ABB Group received a contract for building energy in occupied Western Sahara.

The company is involved in the Aftissat wind energy project near Boujdour, occupied Western Sahara, to connect the new controversial wind farm in the territory to the Moroccan national electricity grid. By doing this, Morocco will be able to profit even more from the illegal occupation of the territory.

The refugee group protesting the matter were holding a banner stating that "ABB, you are not welcome in Western Sahara"

The company had confirmed in a letter corresponence with a Swiss organisation that it was involved in such project.


abb_609.jpg




Since you're here....
WSRW’s work is being read and used more than ever. But our financial situation is tough. Our work takes time, dedication and diligence. But we do it because we believe it matters – and we hope you do to. If everyone who reads our website or likes us on Facebook, would contribute to our work – 3€, 5€, 27€ … what you can spare – the future of WSRW would be much more secure. You can donate to WSRW in less than a minute here.




    

Top
News:

17.12 - 2018 / 27.08 - 2010Support Western Sahara Resource Watch
17.12 - 2018 / 17.12 - 2018Protest in New Zealand against conflict mineral imports
11.12 - 2018 / 10.12 - 2018Trade Committee approves deal despite Saharawi condemnation
10.12 - 2018 / 10.12 - 2018EU Parliament's rapporteur on Western Sahara trade deal resigns
10.12 - 2018 / 10.12 - 2018EU Council refuses transparency on Western Sahara, and here's why
08.12 - 2018 / 22.11 - 2018Airbnb places occupied Western Sahara within Morocco
07.12 - 2018 / 04.12 - 2018SiemensGamesa massively prolongs plunder windmill contract
06.12 - 2018 / 30.11 - 2018European Council approves new fish deal, Sweden objects
05.12 - 2018 / 05.12 - 2018EU Court declares aviation deal invalid in Western Sahara
30.11 - 2018 / 29.11 - 2018New player wants to step in Western Sahara minefield
28.11 - 2018 / 27.11 - 2018Vigeo Eiris: two years without answer on support to occupation
28.11 - 2018 / 28.11 - 2018EU Ambassadors endorse occupied Western Sahara fish deal
28.11 - 2018 / 28.11 - 201895 Saharawi groups: EU, do not take our fish resources
26.11 - 2018 / 26.11 - 2018Polisario to EEAS: 'What is all this really about?'
23.11 - 2018 / 23.11 - 2018Revealed: EP rapporteur on Western Sahara has Moroccan agenda
22.11 - 2018 / 22.11 - 2018EU Council should disclose legal opinions on Western Sahara agreements
22.11 - 2018 / 22.11 - 2018Saharawi refugees protest ABB controversy
21.11 - 2018 / 21.11 - 2018Ready, set, go! Commission starts lobbying Parliament for stolen fish
19.11 - 2018 / 09.11 - 2018Swiss-Swedish ABB begins operations on occupied land
14.11 - 2018 / 14.11 - 2018These 23 AGRI MEPs put Morocco's interests above EU farmers'




EN ES FR DE AR

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.
EU Court cases on Western Sahara for dummies

tn_law_hammer.jpg

It's not easy keeping up with all the different legal proceedings relating to Western Sahara. For the sake of clarity, here's an overview of the five different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!

tn_court_photo_gdeim_izik_610.jpg

Leading activists from Western Sahara are condemned to sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment in connection to a mass protest in 2010 denouncing the Saharawi people’s social and economic marginalization in their occupied land; the Gdeim Izik protest camp.
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch

tn_sjovik_demo_610.jpg

Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
Report: Moroccan green energy used for plunder

tn_poweringplunder_eng_610.jpg

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.

WSRW.org News Archive 2018
WSRW.org News Archive 2017
WSRW.org News Archive 2016
WSRW.org News Archive 2015
WSRW.org News Archive 2014
WSRW.org News Archive 2013
WSRW.org News Archive 2012
WSRW.org News Archive 2011
WSRW.org News Archive 2010
WSRW.org News Archive 2009
WSRW.org News Archive 2008
WSRW.org News Archive 2007
WSRW.org News Archive 2004-2006


Register for our English newsletter:









These web pages have been built with the financial support of the trade union Industry Energy