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The fishing vessel 'Midøy Dakhla', sailing under Moroccan flag, has since approximately 2006 been fishing in occupied Western Sahara. The unethical fisheries is carried out through a joint-venture with a Moroccan fisheries company in Dakhla. The Norwegian company behind the vessel, Sjøvik-gruppen, claims openly that Western Sahara is part of Morocco, and works in disregard of the advice from the Norwegian government, which urges Norwegian companies to not invest in Western Sahara.
An unedited version of the video above can be downloaded here .
The following is being said on the unedited version (which can be downloaded on the link above).
00:00-00:06 "Free Western Sahara" 00:07-00:22 "Pirate ships, leave Western Sahara!" 00:54-00:56 "No to plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources" 01:01-01:05 "Pirates, leave Western Sahara!" 01:12-01:17 "Thieves, leave Western Sahara!" 01:27-01:29 "The illegal exploitation of natural resources in Western Sahara…" 01:30-01:33 "…. constitutes a theft against our people." 01:34-01:38 "All robber ships that fish and rob from our country must get out." 01:40-01:47 "Morocco, leave Western Sahara!" 01:48-01:49 "Thieves, leave Western Sahara!"
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.
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.
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.
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.