Abdallah Abbahah suspends hunger strike after 44 days

Abbahah, who had lost consciousness and who was administered serum, suspended his hunger strike after the prison director told him he could stop that everything would be resolved.

The 44-day hunger strike has had a huge impact on Abbahah’s health who has been in prolonged confinement for more than 8 months. Abbahah’s state of health is alarming, not only due to the result of tortures suffered and continued mistreatment, as well as medical negligence since his arrest in 2010.

El Bachir Khadda in an identical situation is also in an alarming health situation after a 43-day hunger strike.

At the moment, Mohamed Bourial, also detained in TIflet2, is on the 33rd day of a hunger strike and his physical condition is several affected.

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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.

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

Morocco: slow murder of Saharawi political prisoners

PUSL.- Morocco not only ignores the decisions and recommendations of the UN and its mechanisms in the area of ​​human rights but exacerbates the situation of Saharawi political prisoners who are subject to constant reprisals.

El Bachir Khadda of the group of Gdeim Izik ended a hunger strike that lasted 43 days and is in a state of extreme physical debilitation. The director of the Tiflet prison where he is being held has not yet sent any doctor or nurse to assess Khadda’s situation.

This journalist and human rights activist is unable to stand, is in a wheelchair without the guards helping him to move. In prolonged confinement in a cell without the minimum of conditions and without access to adequate food.

Abdallah Abbahah another political prisoner from Gdeim Izik’s group, held in the same prison has been on hunger strike for 33 days, in a cold cell, without any furniture, with only three thin blankets and drinking water.

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The UN extends its mission in Western Sahara for another six months


eldiario.es.- The UN extended its peace mission in Western Sahara (Minurso) for six months, instead of the traditional twelve, in order to continue pressing the parties to negotiate a solution to the conflict.

With twelve votes in favor and three abstentions, the United Nations Security Council gave its approval to a proposal by the United States, which was discussed until the last moment, given that countries like France preferred a one-year term.

At the US request, the Minurso had already been renewed last April for only six months in order to put pressure on Morocco and the Polisario Front to sit at the negotiating table after years of blockade.

For Washington, that approach has been successful and has facilitated that the two parties have agreed to meet next December in Geneva at a meeting organized by the UN mediator, Horst Köhler.

Leer más …The UN extends its mission in Western Sahara for another six months

French MP alerts government to the situation of Saharawi population

PUSL.- Mr Loïc Prud’homme alerts the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs about the situation in Western Sahara and the fate of Sahrawi refugees.

At its meeting of April 27, 2018, the UN Security Council voted a resolution extending for six months the mandate of the UN mission for the organization of a referendum in Western Sahara.

On October 31, 2018, this mandate will be questioned and with it a process that has been going on for 27 years and still not finalized to date. This process was set up to respond to the demand of the Saharawi people to assert their right to self-determination in the territory of Western Sahara, materialized by the declaration of independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). in 1976 by the Polisario Front, a Sahrawi representation supported by Algeria.

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El Bachir Khadda suspends hunger strike on day 43

PUSL.- After a desperate appeal by the family, El Bachir Khadda suspended the hunger strike that he began 43 days ago against the continuous ill-treatment and prolonged isolation he is suffering for more than a year.

The state of health of El Bachir Khadda is alarming and he is at risk of life.

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The UN Committee Against Torture asked for the immediate release of Saharawi political prisoner Abbahah

PUSL.- According to our sources 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.

Mr. Abbahah should be released regarding his health status, the Committee said.

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

Maître Olfa Ouled did not want to comment on the ongoing procedures in the Committee against Torture, since these procedures are lengthy and confidential.

But the defense lawyer of 18 political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group reaffirms that she will continue to fight on the legal front to protect the life of these innocent men who are dying. According to her, all the group has to be protected since injuries are caused to their health.

Leer más …The UN Committee Against Torture asked for the immediate release of Saharawi political prisoner Abbahah

Saharawi political prisoner on hunger strike remains in isolation

PUSL.- Mohamed Bourial, who went on hunger strike on 12 October after being put in solitary confinement as soon as he arrived at the prison Tiflet2 remains in the punishment cell.

No one from the penitentiary administration nor the medical team visited the Sahrawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik group.

Bourial does not have access to the medication he takes daily, once again Morocco violates international law and it’s own laws.

In Tiflet2 are also on hunger strike El Bachir Khadda for 36 days and Abdallah Abbahah for 23 days.

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The report they do not want you to read

PUSL.- From 11am on Saturday 20 October until Monday 22nd October, the page porunsahalibre.org (PUSL) was inoperable and inaccessible. This “technical problem” happened minutes after the publication of the report of the Western Sahara Foundation on Torture of the Saharawi population under occupation.

The report clearly demonstrates the continued practice of torture by the Moroccan authorities in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Torture has been practiced for decades without the international community acting.

Read the report: 

Informe Fundación Sáhara Oc… by on Scribd

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Saharawi political prisoner El Bachir Khadda: 35 days in hunger strike

PUSL.- Today El Bachir Khadda entered his 35th day of hunger strike. The Saharawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik Group is in protest against the continuous ill treatment, prolonged confinement, and demanding the transfer from Tiflet2 prison which is over 1300km from his home town in Western Sahara to a prison nearer to his family.

The Family of Mr. Khadda is extremely worried about his life threatening situation.

In the first weeks Mr. Khadda was put in the infermary Ward although isolated from other prisoners but according to the last information avaible he is now alone in his “normal” cell where he is in prolonged confinement since 16th September 2017.

The Family urges the international community to act and holds the Moroccan authorities responsible for the life of El Bachir Khadda.

The possible death of Mr. Khadda who was abducted by the Moroccan occupation authorities in 2010 in El Aaiun, after the dismantlement of the Gdeim Izik protest camp, tortured for years, victim of a military and civil trial both null and void before the law, will be on the hands not only of the Moroccan authorities but also of the international community who stood silent.

Leer más …Saharawi political prisoner El Bachir Khadda: 35 days in hunger strike

FUSO report: Torture suffered by the Saharawi population under occupation

PUSL and FUSO .- ​​The Western Sahara Foundation (FUSO), in the course of its work during years of observation and monitoring of human rights, violations and genocide committed against the Saharawi people, understood that a report should be prepared summarizing the torture processes to which this population is subjected to so that it can be understood and evaluated. It was therefore opportune to publish this report, which is supported by the numerous reports and articles of the Foundation and other international organizations, and in collaboration and in accordance with the work that has been carried out with Por un Sahara Libre .org (PUSL).

The report “The torture suffered by the Saharawi population under occupation” is disseminated with the aim of being a work tool, to awaken consciousness and and awareness. Having an accessible and assimilable content for anyone with or without knowledge of human rights or law, enabling a scientific and technical approach to the situation of torture in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, supported and justified by the cases studied and the numerous interviews that ere made.

Leer más …FUSO report: Torture suffered by the Saharawi population under occupation

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