Saharawi social media are boiling over of videos and images of the demonstration yesterday against the EU plans to partner with Morocco to exploit the fish resources of the occupied territory. We have gathered some of it.
The EU's plans to enter into an agreement with Morocco to fish in Western Sahara are in complete violation of international law, and such activity undermines the UN peace efforts, as described by governments, UN top officials and the PanAfrican Parliament. Saharawi social media are boiling of frustration over EU's possible violation of their rights next week.
Western Sahara is not part of Morocco, but is under partial Moroccan military occupation. Representatives of the Saharawis are in UN peace talks with Morocco. The people of the territory say they do not benefit from the Moroccan plunder, and are against the EU's plans. Read more about the 7 December 2013 demonstration here.
High resolution version of the first video below can be dowloaded here.
The former Legal Counsel to the UN Security Counsel, Mr. Hans Corell, comments on the EU's fisheries activities in Western Sahara.
Polisario has a case, but it should be pursued when the time is right, Court implies.
Notwithstanding four consecutive rulings of the EU's highest Court calling such a practice illegal, the European Parliament has just now voted in favour of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement that will be applied to the waters of occupied Western Sahara.