PUSL.- Mr. Bani, Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group, who went on hunger strike for 14 days in March, which aggravated his already precarious health, since he was placed in solitary confinement as punishment, has not yet received appropriate medical attention.
The hunger strike ended after a meeting with the Regional Delegate of the General Delegation for Administration of Penitentiaries and Social Reintegration, when he was promised a transfer to Bouzakarn Prison, with authorization for family visits 4 days a week and two weekly phone calls.
These promises have not been fulfilled and Mr Bani remains in the same situation.
Ms. Bani and her five children traveled to Ait Melloul prison to visit him.
His French lawyer, Maitre Ouled, told us that she had sent a fax to the director of the Ait Melloul prison on the basis of article 75 of the Dahir n ° 1-99-200 of 13 joumada I 1420 (Moroccan law), which authorizes and regulates family visits . She requested that the presence of Mr. Bani’s children, including some minors, would be taken into account.
Unfortunately, the situation of Mr. BANI’s family is not unique. In the face of the silence of international bodies, even Europeans, most Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group remain subject to a rigid regime of isolation. Isolated from the outside, they have almost no contact with the world since last year’s sentence that sentenced from 20 years to life imprisonment. When will Gdeim Izik’s group harsh regime of detention cease?