Saharawi women demonstrating against Kosmos plunder plans

A group of women this week protested the drilling plans of Kosmos Energy in occupied Western Sahara. Their leader is serving lifetime in Moroccan jail for such protest.
Published: 19.11 - 2014 15:28Printer version    
The group was observed in El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara.

Kosmos Energy is "not welcome to Western Sahara" according to the banner. The abbreviation CSPRON is also written on the banner. CSPRON - The committee for the UN peace plan and protection of natural resources in Western Sahara - has for many years worked to denounce the natural resource plunder from the territory.

Its leader was in 2013 sentenced to lifetime in a Moroccan military court.



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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