Two Norwegian activists expelled from Morocco during Western Sahara visit

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Two Norwegian activists have been deported from the Western Sahara, and told to leave Morocco immediately. They are part of an entourage of 59 Norwegians who have encountered problems in Western Sahara.

According to the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, the two men are at the airport in Casablanca after having been expelled from Western Sahara.

One of them is traveling on behalf of the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) youth organization, Changemaker, and the other traveled to the region on their own initiative.

‘They are two of a total of 59 Norwegian activists who traveled to visit Western Sahara to meet other political activists in recent days.

All have encountered problems with the Moroccan authorities, but these two were not only thrown out of Western Sahara, but also from Morocco altogether’, said the leader of the support committee, Erik Hagen, to the news channel, NTB.

‘I’ve been doing this for 20-30 years, and never experienced anything like this’, he added.

Western Sahara lies between Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania. The region has been occupied by Morocco since 1975.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

 

2 Comments on "Two Norwegian activists expelled from Morocco during Western Sahara visit"

  1. Artikkelen ovenfor er om den algeriske retorikk på Vest-Sahara saken. Virkeligheten på bakken er helt forskjellig fra det som er skrevet ovenfor. Vest-Sahara-samfunnet er suveren sør Marokko siden 1975 etter 63 år med spansk kolonisering. Den algeriske gerilja Polisario har ingenting å gjøre med Vest-Sahara territorium. Polisario foregår på algeriske jord. Polisario er finansiert av Algerie. Polisario er militarisert av Algerie. Algerie diplomater snakke på vegne av Polisario. Polisario er sekvestreringsaktivitet 25000 saharawiske på algeriske jord mot sin vilje mens UNHCR ber om folketelling siden 1976! I den andre siden, er Vest-Sahara samfunnet suverene sør Marokko. Det har å gjøre med de lokale anliggender sør Marokko. Vest-Sahara-samfunnet gjør fremskritt og handel med selskaper fra hele verden … og vi er stolte av det.
    Sist men ikke minst, Vest-Sahara samfunnet tar avstand fra propaganda laget av den korrupte Guru Erik Hagen i Skandinavia. Han er en algerie agent!

    Ahmed Salem Amr Khaddad
    Western Saharawi

  2. Lahcen Bahraoui | 16. August 2017 at 06:58 | Reply

    For your information the Western Sahara historically is a part of Morocco since of the beginning of Amazighs emperors. It’s a shame for those whom they counted themselves that are activities members to falsifying historical truth. The Western Sahara is a part of Tamazgha land which is colonies actually from Arabs. To do some human activities in order to defend on the oppressed communities needs a deep of historical truths, so as not to becomes the a part o or a member of a kind colonizer.

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