CODESA.- The families of 03 Sahrawi political prisoners in the “Gdeim Izik” case group stated that their sons have been prevented since February 25, 2021 from communicating with the outside world and their right to use the institution’s phone in the local prison in Bozkarn / Morocco.
The issue concerns:
– Sahrawi human rights defender Cheikh Banga, a member of the executive office of the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara, CODESA, who has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
– The Sahrawi political prisoner, Abdullah Al-Toubali, a member of the Dialogue Committee delegated to the displaced Sahrawi civilians in the “Gdeim Izik” camp, is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
– The Sahrawi political prisoner, Muhammad Khuna Babit, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
As a result of this illegal action, the families of these Sahrawi political prisoners remain concerned about the deprivation and confiscation of their sons rights, knowing that among these families are those who have not met their sons for more than one year due to the measures taken in conjunction with the outbreak of the Coronavirus, COVID 19.
Laayoune / Occupied Western Sahara: February 27, 2021
The Executive Office of the Sahrawi Defenders Association
On human rights in Western Sahara