Saharawi political prisoner Abdel Jalil Laaroussi ends hunger strike

Abdel Jalil Laaroussi, Saharawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik group ends today a ten day long hunger strike in the jail of Okasha, Casablanca.

The demand of Mr. Laaroussi is the transfer to another prison. Abdel Jalil Laaroussi is the only member of the Gdeim Izik group member in the prison of Casablanca and is in total isolation since September 16.

Despite having serious health problems as a result of the extreme torture that he has been submitted to, he continues to be victim of medical neglect, suffering from daily blood lost for years and extremely high blood pressure .

On the 15th January, Laaroussi has university examinations but all his books were confiscated in order to prevent him from studying .

The direction of the prison does not delivery the food, nor personal hygiene essentials that his family brings to prison.

All contacts with the outside world are limited to two phone calls of three minutes per week and a visit weekly, However in the last weeks the guards claim that the phone is defective and the time of visit of the family is reduced to 15 minutes.

Laaroussi was sentenced to life imprisonment and is hundreds of miles’s away fom his Homeland the Western Sahara and his family.

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