Western Sahara Resource Watch and Environment Protection Association condemns German company’s illegal activities in Western Sahara

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories) November 18, 2017 (SPS) - Western Sahara Resource Watch and Environment Protection Association on Saturday condemned the continued illegal activities of German company Siemens in the field of electric power in the cities of El-Aaiun, Dakhla and Boujdour in the occupied Western Sahara.

The Association pointed out in a statement that it is very concerned about the maximum speed with which the Moroccan regime is working on the development of the high-voltage electricity network in Western Sahara in El-Aaiun, Boujdour and Dakhla in order to accelerate the production of electricity through renewable energies.

In particular, it recently amended law 15-58, amending and completing Law 13-09 on energy, which aims to market electricity produced from sources of renewable energies by opening the low voltage, medium voltage, high voltage and very high voltage electricity market to the private sector for export, which is beneficial to Morocco's economy in exchange for the impoverishment and starvation of then Sahrawi people, the statement added.

The Association called on the international community to put pressure on Morocco to stop immediately the exercise of any activity within the territory of Western Sahara against the will and wishes of the Saharawi people, without consulting its sole legitimate representative, the Polisario Front. (SPS)