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05.12 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
EU fish support to Morocco builds Western Sahara fish industryic_eu_morocco_sharks_610x200.jpgFor a third consecutive year, Morocco has spent most of the EU’s fisheries sectoral support on further developing the fishing industry in occupied Western Sahara – with the explicit approval of the Union.
27.09 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
New report: Sweden must advise companies on Western Saharaic_greenpeaced_610.jpgSweden is known for paying lip-service to Saharawi self-determination, but is it putting its money where its mouth is? Check out our newly published report on Sweden's involvement in the taking of occupied Western Sahara's natural resources.
15.12 - 2015.   Category: Archive 2015
Swedish fishermen to pay fine for Western Sahara fisheriesic_greenpeace_610.jpgTwo Swedish fishermen are obliged to pay a half a million euro fine for fishing in occupied Western Sahara.
23.04 - 2015.   Category: Archive 2015
Swedish fishermen guilty of illegal fisheriesic_greenpeaced_610.jpgAn eight year long legal process in Sweden has come to an end. The two Swedish fishermen which were fishing offshore occupied Western Sahara without proper licences are found guilty.
12.10 - 2014.   Category: Archive 2014
ECJ finds Swedish fisheries in Western Sahara illegalic_greenpeaced_610.jpgThe European Court of Justice has in an answer to a question from a Swedish court of appeal informed that private fisheries agreements with Moroccan authorities are not allowed outside of the context of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.
04.12 - 2012.   Category: Archive 2012
Swedish fishermen in Western Sahara found not guiltyic_greenpeaced_610.jpgThe two Swedish fishermen accused of illegal fishing outside the coast of Western Sahara were found not guilty by the district court in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 28 November. The prosecutor will appeal the decision.
14.11 - 2012.   Category: Archive 2012
Swedish fishermen awaiting court decisionic_greenpeaced_610.jpg24 and 26 October, the trial against two Swedish fishermen took place in a court of Gothenburg. The two are accused of illegal fisheries in Western Sahara.
24.10 - 2012.   Category: Archive 2012
New video shows fishing in occupied waters

A video posted on Youtube this week shows a private Swedish company fishing in occupied Western Sahara.

15.10 - 2012.   Category: Archive 2012
Sweden: Trial set against fishermen ic_greenpeaced_610.jpgThe trial against 2 Swedish fishermen who allegedly took part in illegal fisheries in Western Sahara is scheduled to open on 24 October.
30.08 - 2012.   Category: News
Göteborgsposten: Swedish illegal fishing continuesic_gp_28.07.2012_610.jpgSwedish daily newspaper Göteborgsposten published on 28 July 2012 a large article on the continued fisheries activities carried out in occupied Western Sahara by private Swedish fisheries interests.
14.06 - 2012.   Category: Archive 2012
Western Sahara fishing: Morocco plays hide and seek with EU When an unofficial delegation from the European Parliament visited Dakhla city in occupied Western Sahara, the Moroccan government pulled the foreign flagged European fleet out of the harbour. After hiding 8 km offshore Dakhla for a day, the vessels returned.
02.05 - 2012.   Category: Archive 2012
Saharawi fishermen boarded foreign trawler in protestic_meya_dakhla_610_200.jpgA group of unemployed Saharawi fishermen is said to have chained themselves to a foreign owned trawler in the harbour of Dakhla, protesting the plunder of their country.
06.06 - 2011.   Category: Archive 2011
Trial against Swedish fishermen postponedic_greenpeaced_610.jpgThe legal process against Swedish fishermen for allegedly illegal fisheries offshore Western Sahara, has been postponed. The case is now appealed to the Supreme Court of Sweden.
29.12 - 2010.   Category: Archive 2010
Morocco dreams of new monster port in Western Sahara ic_plan_halieutique39_610.jpgThe Moroccan government’s new “Plan Halieutis” envisages big investments in Western Sahara. No reference is made as to whether the plan is according to the wishes of the Sahrawi people.
16.03 - 2010.   Category: Archive 2010
German firm orders end to Moroco/Western Sahara fish oil usageLast  week, Swedish national TV revealed that a Norwegian Omega 3 fat acid producer sources its fish oil from ocupied Western Sahara. The tablets reaches customers on the Swedish market. Now, the German mother firm, Cognis, has ordered a stop to the continued use of material from Western Sahara and Morocco.
Read also: The German Corporation Cognis Cuts All Purchases from Morocco

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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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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 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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