It is important to recall that the occupation of the Western Sahara - a land once described by a MINURSO observer as "the worst police state I have ever seen"- by Morocco is in blunt violation of international law.
What does WI stand for?
WI stands for Western Sahara
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We have 21 other meanings of WI in our Acronym Attic
- Waveform Interpolation
- Weak Infeed
- Weapon Initiator
- Weapons Inspector
- Web Intelligence
- Web Interface (computer science)
- Weekly Indemnity (refers to short term disability insurance)
- Weight Indicator (various companies)
- Weld(ing) Inspector
- West Indies
Samples in periodicals archive:
A colleague of one of the Spanish hostages said over Spanish radio that "several gunshots were heard" and two people were wounded during the kidnapping, mainly inhabited by Sahrawi refugees from Western Sahara who seek greater autonomy.
Theywere arrested by Moroccan police on October 8 after returning to Casablanca from a visit to the Saharawi refugee camps in the Algerian desertwhere tens of thousands have been forced to live since Morocco''s unlawful annexation of Western Sahara in 1976.
In a landmark 1975 ruling, the International Court of Justice dismissed Morocco's historical claims to Western Sahara and instead supported the Sahrawis' right to self-determination.
96 DT346 Having ceased to be part of Spain's African empire without becoming a state of its own, Western Sahara has been fought over by Morocco, Mauritania and the indigenous people of northwestern Africa.
When Richard Armitage, the American deputy secretary of state told Al-Jazeera that Washington "supports the territorial integrity of Morocco," his words might have seemed banal, but in the context of the Western Sahara dispute, they signalled a perceptible change in US policy towards the 29-year-old conflict in northwest Africa.
This essay examines the irresolution of the Western Sahara conflict from a regional perspective.
Morocco moved into Western Sahara in 1975 as Spanish colonists left.