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25.07 - 2018.   Category: Archive 2018
Large Russian-Chinese-British oil study in Western Saharaic_geoex_610.jpgWith all multinational oil companies in occupied Western Sahara having abandoned their activities, the Moroccan government is trying to catch interest of new investors for further illegal oil exploration. Russian and Chinese state-owned companies, commissioned by a UK firm, are behind a large exploration programme.
16.12 - 2011.   Category: Archive 2011
Russian fleet should leave occupied Western Sahara  ic_admiral_starikov3_610.jpgThis week, the EU pulled its fleet out of Western Sahara, a territory largely occupied by Morocco. The Russian industrial trawlers should follow the European example, Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) demanded today. Press release, WSRW, 16 Dec 2011.

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10.06 - 2011.   Category: Archive 2011
Russian fleet signed 100.000 tonnes from occupied Western Saharaic_russia_morocco_610.jpgRussian media reports today that an agreement has been signed between Moscow and Rabat for catch of 100.000 tonnes of fish offshore Morocco. Most of the fisheries, however, will not take place in Morocco.
01.01 - 2011.   Category: Archive 2011
Russian government violates own fisheries agreement with Moroccoic_zakhar_sorokin_autumn2010_610.jpgWSRW has this autumn monitored the Russian fishing vessels in Western Sahara. But the Russian government holds no fisheries agreement for those waters.
08.06 - 2010.   Category: Archive 2010
Russia renewed fisheries in Western Sahara ic_kapitan_bogomolov_vessel_610.jpgRussia has now signed a fisheries agreement with Morocco, permitting the Russian fleet to fish offshore  occupied Western Sahara. The indigenous Saharawis have not been consulted, and the agreement is thus in violation of international law.
12.04 - 2010.   Category: Archive 2010
WSRW concerned about Russian fisheries in occupied Western Saharaic_admiral_starikov3_610.jpgWSRW asked in a letter president Medvedev to explain what Russia has done to prevent violating international law by fishing in occupied Western Sahara.
16.08 - 2009.   Category: Archive 2009
While WSRW awaits answers, Russians keep fishingic_admiral_starikov3_610.jpgIn May 2009, Western Sahara Resource Watch demanded from the Russian government and the Murmansk Trawl Fleet to halt all fisheries in occupied Western Sahara. While we still await reply, the Russian giants keep trawling.
26.05 - 2009.   Category: Archive 2009
WSRW calls on Medvedev to halt Russian fisheriesWestern Sahara Resource Watch asked today the government of Russia to halt fisheries offshore occupied Western Sahara, and make sure that their up-coming fisheries agreement with Morocco specifically excludes the occupied territory. WSRW has repeatedly found Russian fishing vessels in the disputed waters.


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


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!


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.
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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


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. News Archive 2019 News Archive 2018 News Archive 2017 News Archive 2016 News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive 2008 News Archive 2007 News Archive 2004-2006

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