Saadoni Saharawi activist on hunger strike – Trial postponed for the second time
PUSL.- The trial of Saharawi activist Ali Saadoni was postponed yesterday for the second time and is scheduled for next Monday 29 April.
Saadoni entered the court shouting slogans for the independence of Western Sahara and in support of the Polisario Front.
His lawyer asked the court to release Saadoni while awaiting trial, which was refused.
The Saharawi activist said in court that he had been tortured and that he was on hunger strike in protest against the ill-treatment, torture and accusations fabricated against him. He also denied that he had signed the police document with false statements.
The court was surrounded by Moroccan occupation forces and access to the building was barred from the Saharawi population and activists who wanted to attend the trial.
The family attended the trial but was subjected to tight control.
Saadoni went on hunger strike last April 15 when he was present in court for the first time.
The activist was abducted by the police on April 11 and was in an unknown whereabouts for over 24 hours.