Statement of the Political Prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group

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On 10 November 2017, the Central Prison Administration of Kenitra placed a Moroccan prisoner who comitted violent crimes, in a cell in the same wing as the rooms of the Saharawi political prisoners Mr El Bashir Boutanguiza , Abdallahi Lakfawni and Houcein Zawi. , The presence of a detainee of criminal offense in the same wing where the Sahrawi political detainees are present constitutes a danger to our lives and a threat to our physical safety, especially since the Moroccan state, through its media, has always launched campaigns to incite against us, which makes us always threatened, especially after the prison administration has dispersed our group in various prisons. To join Saharawi Political Prisoners with Moroccan prisoners of criminal offense is a flagrant violation of the law, charters and customs that provide for the protection of prisoners of conscience, even more when the prisoners of conscience are from an occupied territory .

We condemn this heinous act and bad intentions and hold the Moroccan State fully responsible for what may affect the safety of our lives. Our lives are threatened and we call on all associations, and democratic institutions to intervene to save us.

Sahrawi political detainees of the Gdeim Izik group
Central prison of Kenitra

Monday, 13 November 2017