Since May 2005, there has been an increase in Moroccan oppression. Peaceful demonstrations have been brutally put down. Many Saharawis have been arrested and imprisoned. Some have been tortured and some have “disappeared”.
Women and children have been assaulted in their own homes and their property stolen by Moroccan police and soldiers.
Outsiders, including parliamentarians from Spain and human rights organisations from Norway have been refused entry to Western Sahara.