Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

7 November 2012

Morocco: Authorities of Occupation Expel Norwegian and Spanish Observers

Al Aiun — The Moroccan authorities of occupation have expelled on Tuesday 04 Norwegians and 03 Spaniars orm occupied city of Al Aiun where they were trying to observe the deteriorating situation of human rights in occupied territories.

The expulsion comes three days after the visit of the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross, to the occupied city of Al Aiun, said statement of the Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.

"The expulsion of international observers comes amid escalating of repression and intimidation against the Saharawis in the occupied territories, days before the second anniversary of the historical epic of Gdim Izik", the statement added.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon has recommended, in his latest report to the UN Security Council, the need to facilitate visits by diplomats, lawmakers and journalists to enable the international community of a deeper understanding of the conflict.

SPS

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