Inhumane treatment of saharawi political prisoners on hungerstrike

Sidi Abdallahi Abbahah, Abdallahi Lakfawni, El Bachir Boutanguiza and Mohamed Bourial, saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group, detained in Kenitra Prison, in hungerstrike and isolation since 9th of March continue their protest albeit all pressure.

After several complaints sent by their French lawyer Maitre Ouled to the Moroccan judicial authorities, to ask for an investigation of the inhuman treatement the prisoners are subjected to due to the isolation, the health statuts of the detainees remains preoccupying.

Two Lawyers of the defense team visited the prisoners on the 21st of March and the prisoners were very debilitated.

It has to be underlined that, the Moroccan law only authorizes isolation for security or precaution reasons which do not apply in the case of the Gdeim Izik prisoners.

The political prisoners are now in hunger strike since 9th of March demanding that the morrocan authorities improve their detention conditions by notably transferring them to near to their families. Read more

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Saharawi attacked in the occupied city of Dakhla

According to Network Activists News dozens of young saharawi demonstrated on th24th of March in one of the main street of Dakhla in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

The mass demonstration started at 23:50, in which dozens of young Sahrawi participated. They shouted slogans calling for freedom and independence and the release of all Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons.

The demonstration continued for more than half an hour. Moroccan forces then intervened in their civil and official uniforms. Violent confrontations broke out between them and the demonstrators in Al-Shaheed Street and Al-Azqa neighborhood. Moroccan forces attacked the houses of Sahrawis and destroyed the cars in the neighborhood.

The city of Dakhla, is under an oppressive crackdown. The network of news activists recorded an intensive presence of Moroccan agents in the alleys where the majority of Saharawi live. Read more

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