LEBSIR SAHARAWI POLITICAL PRISONER AND JOURNALIST RELEASED AFTER 4 YEARS OF CAPTIVITY

PUSL.- Political activist and journalist Salah Eddine Lebsir was released today after serving a four-year sentence.

Salah Eddine Lebsir was arrested on 6 June 2015 for participating in peaceful demonstrations in the city of Smara, claiming the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people. He is a political activist and journalist known to the Moroccan authorities. Lebsir was sentenced to four years having finished his sentence today.

During the period of incarceration, he undertook several hunger strikes, demanding humane treatment and respect for his basic rights.

Lebsir reported that he had been tortured by the Moroccan authorities before the court without any investigation being initiated by Morocco.

The journalist went through several prisons in Morocco, hundreds of kilometers away from El Aaiun (capital of Western Sahara).

The PUSL team conveys to comrade Lebsir our full solidarity and congratulations on his release.

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