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Western Sahara

On 7 November, solidarity campaigners in London marked 40 years of illegal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara by demonstrating in front of the Moroccan embassy.

This was one of many events in the UK and elsewhere commemorating the anniversary.

The British government is unlawfully allowing products from Western Saraha to be imported into the UK under a trade agreement with Morocco, say campaigners.

This argument will now be heard in the court of justice of the European Union, due to a legal victory for the Western Sahara Campaign in the British high court on 19 October.