Protests in New Zealand against “Blood phosphate” continue

PUSL.- Since August this year activists in New Zealand have consistently been protesting against the import of Phosphate originating from Western Sahara and illegally sold by Morocco.

Today the organization “Climate Justice Taranaki” padlocked the gate at the fertilizer factory Ravensdown, blocking trucks, in light of the company’s connections to many environmental and social issues, climate change being number one.

“We locked the gate here at Ravensdown today to highlight the fact that this company as it is, should be shut down… Ravensdown fertilizer is derived from gas, a fossil fuel, and ‘Blood phosphates’ taken from Western Sahara under military occupation. When used the fertilizer emits nitrous oxide which is a greenhouse gas 400 times worse than carbon dioxide.”

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– Abdellatif Hammouchi was denounced in France for torture of the Saharawi political prisoner Naama Asfari, sentenced to 30 years in prison.

– The UN Committee against Torture established that Morocco tortured Naama Asfari.

Hammouchi is also accused of torturing several other political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group.

– The Spanish Government of the Partido Popular had already granted Hammouchi the Police Merit Cross with a red badge, the highest distinction for the members of the State Security Forces.

– Now the Spanish Minister of the Interior also honors the Chief of the Royal Gendarmerie of Morocco.

Alfonso Lafarga.- Contramutis .-Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska has awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Civil Guard to the highest anti-terrorist chief in Morocco, Abdellatif Hammouchi, denounced in France for torture of the political prisoner Saharawi Naama Asfari.

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