Isabel Lourenço (PUSL).–
He didn’t know how many years he had been in that tiny cell with a hole in the floor, mould on the walls, dirt and insects.
Days went by, sometimes he had food, sometimes not.
The circular hole the size of a small bird let in a ray of light, sometimes a breeze and the sounds from outside.
But the predominant sounds were the boots of the guards, the opening and closing of cells with their heavy iron doors and the scraping of the guards’ batons in the corridor.
He heard screams, of those who had gone mad, of those who were being tortured.
In the late afternoon terror would set in, the guards would come to get the prisoners who were going to be executed.
Sometimes they would trick the prisoner and take him to the middle of the corridor and then take him back to his cell laughing.
One day a little bird came into the cell, the prisoner was hungry but didn’t want to kill that innocent being, he gently picked it up and pushed the animal to freedom through the tiny hole.
His favourite days were those with wind.
If the wind came from the right direction he could hear the sound of children’s voices and their mothers on their way to and from school.
He spent 14 years like that, he didn’t know it until later, when finally there was a visit to the prison by the Red Cross.
He spent another ten years in prison, in total isolation most of the time.
It wasn’t in the middle ages it was at the end of the 20th century, two hours by plane from Lisbon.
He got out, but many are in prison.
Their crime is that they are Saharawis.
They have not committed any violent act, they do not advocate violence and simply want their right according to more than 60 United Nations resolutions. The departure of the Moroccan military occupier who came in 1975 bombing the Saharawi population.
“Freedom” in the occupied territories is more of the same, an open-air prison.
Dadach is not known in the international community, his suffering has not given rise to inflammatory speeches of revolt either in the UN or in the EU.
Mohamed Dadach survived and continues his non-violent work, after leaving prison he continues to be tortured on the streets of the occupied territories.
Morocco does not forgive, Morocco continues the extermination.
Morocco is a savage occupier who does not spare even children.
When you are thinking of your holiday destination this summer, think that every cent spent in Morocco is used to oppress a people, to pay for the torture facilities, to pay for the policemen, the military and the paramilitary who violate with impunity every day all the basic rights of a people.
Think well before saying that the hotels are cheap and the colours are beautiful.
The same colours are erased for hundreds of thousands with your cents.
Have a nice holiday