Ocean ID arriving Hobart, Tasmania

Vessel with phospahtes from occupied Western Sahara is here arriving Tasmania, Australia.
Published: 28.05 - 2009 20:55Printer version    
Vessel 'Ocean ID' arrived on 5 August 2008 Hobart, Australia, containing phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.

The trade is highly unethical, and in violation of international law. The money for the phosphates is paid to Morocco, which is illegally and brutally occupying Western Sahara.

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