All Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group in Tiflt2 in hunger strike

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PUSL.- The Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed Lamin Haddi of the group of Gdeim Izik, currently held in the Tiflet 2 prison in Morocco, started an open hunger strike on the 5h of October against the daily harassment, ill-treatment and prolonged confinement he is subjected to since his transfer in 2017 from El Arjat Prison. During his last hunger strike, Mr. Haddi was promised to be transferred to a prison nearer to his family in Western Sahara, and also to be allowed to study and have the necessary medical attention, promises that were not kept by the Moroccan authorities.

All prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group currently held in Tiflet2 are now in hunger strike. Mohamed Lamin Haddi joined Abdallahi Abbahah who started his hunger strike on the 1st of October and El Bachir Khadda who started on the 18th of September.

The prisoners have been without meaningful human contact for months, victims of psychological torture, harassment, and ill-treatment. They are in cells with the bare minimum necessary, without any means to spend their time, starring at the walls 22 hours or more under prolonged confinement.

The prison guards under strict instructions of the Prison Administration have been “searching” the cells of theses political prisoner almost daily and Abdallah Abbahah was physically attacked.

In spite the numerous complaints made by the prisoners, the families and their lawyer Maitre Ouled to the prison administration, the general attorney, the CNDH and other Moroccan authorities the treatment of these prisoners has worsened daily.

The families hold the Moroccan Kingdom responsible for the health and life of these political prisoners.

Abdallahi Abbahah is in an isolation cell since the beginning of his hunger strike and El Bachir Khadda is alone in a cell in the infirmary.