Abbahah Saharawi political prisoner in life danger -Morocco ignores interim measures of the CAT

PUSL.- Abdallah Abbahah, a Saharawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik Group, who is in hunger strike since the 1st of October, was transported today from Tiflet2 prison to the hospital after he lost consciousness for several hours.

In the hospital, he was given 2 liters of serum and afterward transported back to the prison cell where he remains in prolonged confinement since 7th of May 2018.

Due to the hunger strike Abbahah has serious heart problems, vomits, has intense pain in all his organs, can’t stand or walk.

Earlier this week a female doctor visited him in prison and told him to stop his hunger strike and stop giving them “troubles” so that they could rest.

The prison director told him repeatedly to stop the hunger strike and that the Moroccan authorities have no responsibility over his health.

Abdallah is again in his prison cell in Tiflet2, alone and with only three thin blankets and continues his hunger strike.

An individual complaint was presented to the Committee against Torture (CAT) in May this year by his lawyer Maître Olfa Ouled. The CAT answered Immediately after to the request of urgent measures and asked the Moroccan Government to put an end to the prolonged isolation that Abbahah is enduring now for 8 months, that he should see a doctor of his choice and should be released regarding his health status.

Interim measure are given by the CAT as a protection until the final decision on the case is given.

Morocco ignores the interim measures of the CAT and continued the ill-treatment, harassment and the prolonged confinement which is considered torture.

Morocco is responsible for the physical integrity of the detainees in Moroccan jails. The Kingdom must respect the Convention against torture and the optional protocol that it has ratified and therefore comply with the interim measures requested to be in place immediately in May this year by the Comite against torture.

Mohamed Bourial, also form the Gdeim Izik group and in Tiflet2 prison is in hunger strike since 12th October, for 29 days now. His cell where he is in prolonged confinement is in a module for prisoners with psychiatric health issues.

El Bachir Khadda, from the same group who ended a 42-day long hunger strike, was not given any medical attention and has serious health problems, resulting from the hunger strike.

Mohamed Lamin Haddi, who suspended his hunger strike after 12 days and losing consciousness, is also in urgent need of medical attention and remains in prolonged confinement in Tiflet2.