Sahrawis demonstrate against Fugro-Geoteam

Sahrawi students at the University of Agadir on 22 January 2009 protested Fugro-Geoteam's engagement for Moroccan authorities in occupied Western Sahara.
Published: 29.01 - 2009 19:52Printer version    
Carrying banners "Fugro-Geoteam go out", and pictures of Sahrawi political prisoners, Sahrawi students arranged a demonstration in Agadir on January 22nd.

Fugro-Geoteam carries out a highly unethical oil exploration programme for Moroccan authorities offshore occupied Western Sahara, in violation of the occupied people's own interests and wishes.

There are no places of higher education in the occupied areas, so Sahrawi students have to travel to Morocco to get studies. There, the students carry out frequent demonstrations for the Sahrawis' right to self-determination.













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.
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