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Hunger strikes, police assaults and the “Oxford Six”: Morocco meets the Polisario Front

By Stefan Simanowitz  

“What happens when students from opposing sides of a conflict zone come together to look for a better future?” asks the website of Talk Together, an organisation specialising in conflict resolution training. When the conflict zone in question is the disputed territory of Western Sahara, it seems that what happens is the students are marched off an aeroplane, stage a hunger strike and are then beaten and arrested by Moroccan police.

On the evening of…

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