International Association of Democratic Lawyers approves resolution on political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik Group

During the meeting of the Bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) this weekend, a resolution on Gdeim Izik Group’s Saharawi political prisoners was unanimously approved and acclaimed.

The resolution was proposed by the Portuguese Association of Democratic Jurists, who was represented by Dr. Madalena Santos, president of the Association and Dr. Hugo Dionsio.

Resolution 

Political Prisoners Western Sahara.

The 19 Saharawi Political Prisoners known as Gdeim Izik group, continue to suffer ill-treatment, medical neglect and torture after two unfair trials that have not been able to prove the guilt of any of the accused. Furthermore, two and a half years after the last trial the Moroccan Supreme Court still did not issue its decision. Their lawyer Maitre Olfa Ouled was prevented from seeing her clients or contact them, having been expelled from Morocco in February 2018 for the second time.

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