Unethical Kiwi trade continues
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New vessels loaded with phosphate rock plundered from occupied Western Sahara are coming in to New Zealand ports.
Published 21 October 2011

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 cessel '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 uphoald the brutal occupation of the African country.

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