Alarming situation of Saharawi political prisoners
Moroccan authorities have increased pressure and mistreatment of Saharawi political prisoners.
Mohamed Bani, Sidahmed Lemjeyid and Mbarek Lefkir were on a protest strike this Tuesday and Wednesday, they still do not have their belongings confiscated on September 16 when the Gdeim Izik prisoners were dispersed in 7 prisons in Morocco. This group that is detained in Ait Melloul spends most of the day inside individual cells and the guards have been trying through threats to force them to sign blank paper sheet. So far the Saharawi activists have refused. Their health situation is also getting worse.
Hassan Dah and Brahim Ismaili also from the group of Gdeim Izik detained in Tiflet2 prison are on hunger strike due to the ill-treatment to which they have been subjected. In response to this protest the prison administration sent Brahim Ismaili to a ward for prisoners with psychiatric diseases, in a cell without the minimum of hygienic conditions and infested by insects.
Also in Kenitra prison conditions have been worsening and ill-treatment against the Sahrawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group has increased.
Mohamed Tahlil who is detained in Bouzakarn had to be transferred urgently to the hospital.
Political prisoner Mbarek Daoudi detained in Ait Melloul was also transferred to the hospital due to severe lung problems.
Prisoners location Gdeim Izik:
Prison of Tifelt 1
Bachir Khada, Hassan Dah, Brahim Ismaili and Cheik Banga
Mohamed Lamin Haddi, Khouna Babeit and Toubali Abdelahi
Ait Melloul Prison
Mohamed Embarek Lefkir, Mohamed Bani and Sidahmed Lemjeyid
The remaining prisoners are as we published this morning in
Prison of Okacha, Casablanca
Abdel Jalil Laaroussi
El Bachir Boutanguiza, Sidi Abdallahi Abbahah, Houcein Zawi, Abdallahi Lakfawni, Ahmed Sbaai and Mohamed Bourial