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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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 (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 Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Hassan Dah, Saharawi political prisoner placed in isolation has started a hunger strike

PUSL.- Hassan Dah Sahrawi political prisoner from Gdeim Izik’s group, currently in Kenitra prison, was put in isolation yesterday after a family member’s visit and started an open hunger strike.

The political prisoner who is serving a sentence of 25 years claims the right to continue studying and to make his doctorate and protests against the treatment to which he has been subjected.

The administratios of the various prisons in which the political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group are detained have put these detainees in solitary confinement and punishment cells at random and without any justification. Read more

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MEP Paloma López (GUE / NGL) asks Morgherini about the situation of Saharawi political prisoners

PUSL.- The MEP Paloma López (GUE / NGL) has presented two questions with a written request to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on the situation of the Saharawi political prisoners from the Gdeim Izik group, Sidi Abdallah Abbahah, Mohamed Bourial, Mohamed Lamin Haddi and El Bachir Khadda.

The prisoners in question are being held in the Moroccan prison of Tiflet 2, being victims of continuous I’ll treatment by prison officials and confinement in punishment cells for 22 or 23 hours a day, as has already been reported on several occasions by PUSL. Read more

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EU Explanation of Position: United Nations 4th Committee: Resolution on the Situation concerning Western Sahara

17 October 2018, New York – European Union Explanation of Position before the vote on the Resolution on the situation concerning Western Sahara at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Fourth Committee

Monsieur le President,

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

The Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Serbiaand Albania*, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, align themselves with this statement.

We look forward to the consensual adoption of the resolution on the situation concerning Western Sahara. Read more

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Mohamed Lamin HADDI Saharawi political prisoner fell into a coma yesterday

PUSL.- The life of the Saharawi prisoners currently held in the Moroccan prison of Tiflet 2 continues to be threatened every day.

Mr. HADDI fell into a coma yesterday, thus suspending, de facto, the hunger strike he had started to protest against his isolation since his transfer in September 2017.

The life of Mr. HADDI and the 3 other prisoners, Mr. ABBAHAH, Mr. KHADDA and Mr. BOURIAL remain in the hands of the administration of the prison of Tilfet, which seems to act with impunity.

M. BOURIAL, as soon as he arrived at Tiflet prison yesterday, was deprived of all his belongings and immediately placed in solitary confinement. His lawyer, Maître OULED, told us that he would continue the hunger strike until death because death could not be worse than Tiflet 2. Read more

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