Western Sahara: GRIP calls on European countries to refuse any arms exports to Morocco

Dk News.- The Peace and Security Research and Information Group (GRIP) called on European countries to refuse any export of military equipment to Morocco, raising the issue that these weapons are used to commit numerous human rights violation in occupied Western Sahara.

GRIP warned, in a recent report, European countries about their arms exports to Morocco by insisting on the non-compliance of the transfer of these military equipments with the pre-export evaluation criteria established by the European Union in the “Common Position”.

“Morocco continues to occupy most of Western Sahara,” said the GRIP report, while referring to “repressive practices violent and disproportionate to international standards regarding freedom of movement, freedom of expression and of association, the right to a fair trial or the safeguarding of the economic, social and cultural rights of the Saharawi people. Read more

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