Unethical Kiwi trade continues

New vessels loaded with phosphate rock plundered from occupied Western Sahara are coming in to New Zealand ports.
Published: 21.10 - 2011 18:50Printer version    
Morocco has no right to plunder occupied Western Sahara for its phosphates rock.
The rock belongs to the people of the territory - and not to Morocco.

Yet, New Zealand fertiliser firms keep importing the phosphates.

The vessel 'Genco Aquitaine' arrives on 25 October 2011 the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand, continuing towards Bluff/Southport.

Another vessel, 'Magic' is expected to arrive on 16 November 2011 to Lyttleton, also from Western Sahara, continuing towards Napier.

New Zealand is one of the leading importers of the phosphates that contribute to uphold the brutal occupation of the African country.




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