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Western Sahara: Morocco’s repression continues

Source: Green Left Weekly

On October 31, Morocco’s allies on the United Nations Security Council – including France, the United States and Britain – blocked a motion to condemn human rights abuses against the people of occupied Western Sahara. Despite reports of Morocco’s escalating repression of the Saharawi independence movement, the resolution passed by the Security Council merely extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), a 15-year-old "peacekeeping" mission that has failed to facilitate a referendum on self determination. read more