Mohamed Lamin HADDI Saharawi political prisoner fell into a coma yesterday

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PUSL.- The life of the Saharawi prisoners currently held in the Moroccan prison of Tiflet 2 continues to be threatened every day.

Mr. HADDI fell into a coma yesterday, thus suspending, de facto, the hunger strike he had started to protest against his isolation since his transfer in September 2017.

The life of Mr. HADDI and the 3 other prisoners, Mr. ABBAHAH, Mr. KHADDA and Mr. BOURIAL remain in the hands of the administration of the prison of Tilfet, which seems to act with impunity.

M. BOURIAL, as soon as he arrived at Tiflet prison yesterday, was deprived of all his belongings and immediately placed in solitary confinement. His lawyer, Maître OULED, told us that he would continue the hunger strike until death because death could not be worse than Tiflet 2.

The prison administration of Tiflet 2 therefore made the regime of isolation the common law regime for the prisoners of Gdeim Izik. Prolonged isolation has very serious consequences for the physical and mental health of these men.

On the eve of the discussions on the renewal of MINURSO’s mandate, the question of protecting the life of this group is still not resolved. The abject torture to which these prisoners are subjected is the most serious offense committed by the Kingdom of Morocco because it involves punishing, degrading and killing these men in a progressive manner.

Finally, Mr. ABBAHAH has been, as PUSL indicated, prohibited from sending complaints at the national or international level. After many months, a pen was given to him but the letter he wanted to send to the UN was blocked by the prison administration.

Even the scarce information – prisoners can only call a few minutes once a week and have few visits – confirmes the worst.

To protect the life of these prisoners, it its urgent that they are transferred.