Sahrawi political prisoner Naama Asfari transferred to the prison of Kenitra
According to information from his wife, Mrs. Claude Mangin, Naama Asfari, Sahrawi political prisoner of the group of Gdeim Izik was transferred on March 15, 2018 to Kenitra prison.
Naama Asfari was in isolation for 30 days in the prison of El Arjat where he was the only member of the group of Gdeim Izik.
Asfari had announced a hunger strike beginning on February 27, but was put in solitary confinement on February 12 last.
The wife did not know if her husband was alive or dead and was only been able to speak to Asfari for a few minutes on the 15th after his transfer and learned that he had suspended the strike.
Naama Asfari informed his wife that on February 26th the penitentiary administration handed him transfer papers to sign. The human rights activist and political prisoner had demanded to be transferred to a prison in Western Sahara, after the signing of the transfer he decided to suspend the hunger strike, but the day he left the isolation he was transferred to the prison of Kentira located 1.200 km away from Sahara West.
Mr. Asfari said he is very concerned about the group’s four political prisoners in Kenitra prison who have been in isolation since 9 March.
Sidi Abdallahi Abbahah, Abdallahi Lakfawni, Mohamed Bourial and El Bachir Boutanguiza were put in isolation on 9th of March when they began their hunger strike and were only allowed to take with them into isolation 5 liters of drinking water each without sugar or salt.
Mohamed Bani and Brahim Ismaili of the same group and detained in Ait Melloul also started a hunger strike on the same day and were placed in isolation on February 12th without drinking water.