The Turkish vessel Yasa Gulten is soon to arrive New Zealand with phosphates from occupied Western Sahara. It will be the second time in less than a year.
On 5 September 2009, the Turkish vessel 'Yasa Gulten' is scheduled to arrive Port of Tauranga, New Zealand.
This is the fourth time in 2 years that WSRW uncovers that the Turkish company Yasa Holding is shipping phosphates from Western Sahara.
The vessel Yasa Gulten carried out a similar shipment to New Zealand in December 2008.
New Zealand's massive imports of phosphate rock from Western Sahara is taking place in violation of international law, and is in support of the illegal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
WSRW has previously urged the New Zealand government to support the UN efforts to solve the conflict, by terminating its trade with the phosphate rock from the occupied and non-self governing territory.
For a little while, ENGIE had published on its website hints about who it had actually "consulted" when doing business in occupied Western Sahara.
The German building materials giant sides with Morocco in the Western Sahara conflict, avoiding any questions on its own legal obligations in the occupied territory.
The French company Alcatel Submarine Networks SpA, partially owned by Nokia, has laid telecom cables in occupied Western Sahara.
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