Saharawi student leader will be presented to the Judge of instruction on January 29

PUSL . -Lahoucine Amaadour (Saharawi name Husein Bachir Brahim) will be presented to the judge of instruction in Marrakesh on 29 January.

The young man was deported on 17 January from the Canary Islands after refusing an application for asylum in circumstances that until now have not been clarified by the Spanish authorities, and detained by the Moroccan authorities on his return, and is currently detained in Oudaya prison in Marrakesh.

Who is Lahoucine Amaadour / Husein Bachir Brahim?

Husein Bachir Brahim Saharaui was born on January 3, 1991 in Guelmin, grew up in the capital of Western Sahara, El Aaiun where he spent his childhood until the family went to live in Tan Tan. As all Sahrawis he has an “Moroccan” name Lahoucine Amaadour, imposed by the occupation authorities and that is the official name throughout the documentation.

In 2011/2012 he began his public law studies at the Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, and was in the third year of law when he had to interrupt his studies due to the persecution of the Moroccan authorities. Amaadour was known for his political activity and one of the leaders of the Association of Saharawi Students who defends the rights of students, but also advocates the independence of Western Sahara. Read more

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5 more Saharawi political prisoners of the Group of students “El Ouali” released this morning from Tiznit and Ait Melloul prison

PUSL.- Mustafa Burkah, Mohammed Rgueibi , Ali Shargui, Hamza Ramí and Ibrahim Almasih were released this morning with a full sentence after three years of detention.

These 5 students are part of the group known as “Companions of El Uali”. The group consists of 15 students who were detained in 2016, 11 of whom were sentenced to 3 years in prison and the remaining 4 were sentenced to 10 years.

The whole process since the detention of these young people has been accompanied by PUSL whose articles and reports can be consulted here. (report and articles) Read more

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4 Saharawi political prisoners of the Group of students “El Ouali” released this morning

PUSL.- Nasser Amenkour, Omar Laajna, El Waki Wakari and Salek Baber were released this morning with a full sentence after three years of detention.

These 4 students are part of the group known as “Companions of El Uali”. The group consists of 15 students who were detained in 2016, 11 of whom were sentenced to 3 years in prison and the remaining 4 were sentenced to 10 years.

The whole process since the detention of these young people has been accompanied by PUSL whose articles and reports can be consulted here. (report and articles) Read more

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Morocco – intentional medical neglect of saharawi political prisoner

Mr. El Wafi Wakari, saharwi student and political prisoner of the group Companions of El Wali, has been denied medical attention since his arrest in January 2018 although he was diagnosed after his detention and the Moroccan doctors told him that he needed urgent surgery.

After countless complaints of the familiy to the moroccan authorities and the CNDH (National Council for Human Rights), and the UN mechanisms for human rights and also several interventions made in the european parliament by MEP’s about this case the medical situation did not improve and the Moroccan authorities continue to ill treat Mr. Wakari by refusing to treat him.

The french lawyer that now represents this political prisoner, Maitre Marie ROCH has sent a detailed complaint to the moroccan authorities emphasizing the violation of the morrocan law itself. Read more

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Tomorrow, Tuesday 16, the trial against the group of 15 Saharawi students imprisoned in the Marrakech prison will resume

This group of students was sentenced on June 22 of last year, with sentences of 3 years for 11 students and 10 years for 4 of them.

From PUSL we have followed this process since the arrest of these young people in 2016.

For more information consult the published report:

https://es.scribd.com/document/364601017/Information-Saharawi-Student-prisoners-Group-Companions-of-El-Uali

and the articles published in PUSL:

https://porunsaharalibre.org/tag/estudiantes-marrakech/ Read more

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Two young Saharawi students from the Marrakesh group released after trial

 

Two of the Saharawi students detained in the Marrakesh prison who had been detained in June 2016 were released last October.

Mustafa Hmaidat, a student in Agadir was released on 6 October and Laghdaf Lakan, a student in Marrakech on 20 October.

Details of the case can be found in the report published by our collaborator Isabel Lourenço, member of the Western Sahara Foundation (see here).

We remind that the remaining Sahrawi students of this group were detained for almost 18 months before being sentenced on 6 July this year with 5, 10-year sentences (Abdelmaoula Elhafidi, Aziz Elwahidi, Elbbar Elkntawi, Mohamed Dada and Mohamed Saakouk) and the remaining students with 3 years in prison.

The two students now released were not convicted at that trial since they had been detained at a later date as their comrades.

This group is known as “Companions of El Ouali”, a young student murdered by the Moroccan authorities. Read more

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