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Trouble in paradise: the Canary Island beach accused of illegally importing sand

Investigation launched into allegations that sand in Gran Canaria resort was sourced from Africa’s last colony, in breach of international law

Friday 28 July 2017 14.44 BST

When David Silva picked up a spade on a beach in the Canary Islands last summer and started shovelling sand from a wooden box, it seemed innocuous enough.

President of the World Peace Council rejects the sentences imposed by Morocco against Saharawi activists

Reacting to news of the extreme sentences imposed by the Moroccan authorities against a group of Saharawi activists (which include life imprisonment), the President of the World Peace Council, Socorro Gomes, has issued a statement this Sunday (23) to strongly reject the persecution of the activists and to call for the end of the occupation of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco.

Trial of Gdiem Izik Group clear example of judicial system failings in Kingdom of Morocco (Adala U.K.)

“The trial of the Gdiem Izik Group of Saharawi political prisoners is a clear example of the failings of the judicial system in the Kingdom of Morocco; a system that is neither just nor independent

Posted on July 22, 2017

The long sentences imposed on each of the political prisoners reflects the practice of the Moroccan authorities to continually ignore national and international legislation.

What New Zealand owes the Western Sahara

Michael Dobson, Contributor Former climate advisor, Independent Diplomat

05/10/2017

Seizure of a cargo of phosphate rock destined for New Zealand

Australia Western Sahara Association

POLISARIO Front

May 04, 2017

Western Sahara: Resistance in exile

25 April 2017

Deep in the Sahara desert some 165,000 Saharawi refugees cling to the hope that they will one day return to their confiscated homeland. But despite a lifetime in exile, and denial of their basic human rights, resistance is growing.

'The oppression is brutal’: Morocco breaks up Western Sahara protest ahead of UN talks

Mohamed Samid Ould Brahim 24 April 2017

The confrontation highlights the Moroccan routine response towards self-determination and human rights activists in the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

The last colony in Africa: Western Sahara (Interview with Malainin Lakhal)

African Democratic Institute (ADI) 03/03/2017

Malainin Lakhal is a 45 years old Saharawi translator, human rights defender and freelance journalist. He is a member of Saharawi Natural Resource Watch. Interview

ADI: Tell us what life was like growing up in Western Sahara?

Western Sahara should be able to negotiate a fisheries partnership agreement with the EU

By Linnéa Engström

17 mars 2017

Morocco has no official claim to the waters off Western Sahara, so why, Linnéa Engström asks, should the EU pay Rabat for the right to fish there?

Linnéa Engström is a Swedish Green MEP and first vice-chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries.

Africa Solidarity for Sahrawi: The Sahrawi Political Prisoners - Gdeim Izik Facing Death 26th December 2016

Sahrawi Times, Issue 3 - 23 Dec. 2016



As the year 2016 ends, it is rather very unfortunate that the global mechanism which is supposed to maintain international world order is still facing a lot of dysfunctionality. The very ones who are supposed to be protected by the international communities are hitherto the victims of a conspiracy of international negligence and silence.

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