Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Bourial suspends hunger strike after 30 days

PUSL.- Mohamed Bourial who went on hunger strike on 20th March suspended his strike today after 30 days.

The Sahrawi political prisoner of the group of Gdeim Izik is in an alarming state of health and did not have any type of medical assistance during the hunger strike.

Following the visit of the Director of Tiflet2 Prison and a representative of the DGAPR (Directorate General of Penitentiary Administration and Social Reintegration) and the promise that he will be transferred to a prison closer to his family in the summer, Mohamed Bourial has suspended his hunger strike.

Mohamed Bourial, who has a 30-year sentence, is in prolonged isolation, is a victim of ill-treatment. He is detained in Tiflet2 Prison in Morocco, more than 1,300 km from his family who resides in El Aaiun, Western Sahara. Read more

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BOURIAL’s family, prisoner of the GDEIM IZIK group, in protest

PUSL.- Yesterday, March 31 at the end of the afternoon the Family of Mohamed Bourial, a Saharawi political prisoner on hunger strike organized a non-violent protest in El Aaiun.

The family wanted to express their support for Bourial and to denounce the situation of the political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group.

In the House of the Family the demonstrators began to organize themselves in the middle of the afternoon, preparing the posters and Saharawi flags. Moroccan occupation police immediately surrounded the house and prevented demonstrators from leaving as can be seen in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43YMEdmehBg Read more

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Communique of the family of Mr. BOURIAL, prisoner of the group known as GDEIM IZIK

PUSL.- Mr Mohamed BOURIAL has been imprisoned in Morocco since 2010 following the dismantling of the so-called Gdeim Izik camp. He was sentenced to 30 years in the absence of any evidence other than confessions extracted under torture.

Despite his requests to investigate the torture he has suffered, the Kingdom of Morocco has never conducted an impartial investigation, nor stop cruel and inhuman treatment against him. These treatments have continued after his transfer to the prison of Tiflet2 – in March 2018 – in which he is now placed in isolation, deprived of visit, in a precarious state of health and without any medical attention at all. It is in this context that he mandated through his family his Lawyer to file a communication to the UN Committee against Torture in November 2018.

In order to see the situation evolve, Mohamed has decided to start a hunger strike with the main demand for protection by the highest international authorities against any form of torture or inhuman treatment. Read more

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Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed Bourial starts hunger strike

PUSL.- The family of Mohamed Bourial informed that this political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik group, started a hunger strike today.

Mohamed Bourial detained in Tiflet2 demands to be transferred to a prison near his family in El Aaiun, respect for his fundamental rights, end of all ill-treatment and isolation and medical attention.

In Tiflet2, the saharawi prisoners are subjected to prolonged confinement, harassment, mistreatment and their basic rights are not respected. Families struggle to visit them since Tiflet is more than 1300 km from El Aaiun.

Tiflet2 is known as one of the worst prisons in Morocco, where many prisoners only leave from there in a coffin, often referred to as the Guantánamo of Morocco. Read more

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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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Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed Bourial enters Hunger Strike

PUSL.- The family of Mohamed Bourial informed this morning that the political prisoner of Gdeim Izik group, Mohamed Bourial who was transferred to Tiflet2 last Friday 12th will enter an open hunger strike tomorrow.

In Tiflet2 there are now four of the Sahrawi political prisoners of the group of Gdeim Izik and all in hunger strike. El Bachir Khadda on hunger strike since 18 September, Abdallahi Abbahah since 1st October, Mohamed Lamin Haddi since 5th October and Mohamed Bourial will start on the 15th of October.

All prisoners have the same demands to be transferred to a prison near their families in El Aaiun, respect for their fundamental rights, and medical attention.

In Tiflet2 the prisoners are subjected to prolonged confinement, harassment, ill-treatment, and their basic rights are not respected. The families struggle to be able to visit them since Tiflet is over 1300km from El Aaiun. Read more

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Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Bourial transferred to Tiflet 2

PUSL.- The family of Mohamed Bourial confirmed this afternoon that the political prisoner of Gdeim Izik group was transferred back to Tiflet2 after having been 93 days in Bouzakarn.

The Bouzakarn prison management had informed Bourial that he was going to be transferred to Tiflet1 known as the Guantanamo prison in Morocco but lastly transferred him to Tiflet2.

In Tiflet2 there are now four of the Sahrawi political prisoners of the group of Gdeim Izik. El Bachir Khadda on hunger strike since 18 September, Abdallahi Abbahah on strike since 1 October, Mohamed Lamin Haddi on strike since 5 October and Mohamed Bourial.

It is the prison farther from El Aaiun and where the ill-treatment and isolation of the Saharawi political prisoners has been a constant. Read more

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Imminent transfer of Bourial Saharawi political prisoner of Gdeim Izik to the prison of death

PUSL.- According to the last information given to PUSL, Mohamed Bourial who is serving a sentence of 30 years will be transfered from Bouzakarn prison to Tiflet1.

Tiflet1 is known as one of the worst prisons in Morocco, where many detainees only get out from there in a coffin, many times referred to the Guantanamo of Morocco.

On May 7th, Bourial was transferred from Kenitra prison to Tiflet2 where he was in prolonged confinement in a block with criminal offenders among them prisoners with psychiatric problems and was attacked by one of these prisoners with a knife.

On 11th of July he was transferred from Tiflet2 prison, almost 1300km away from El Aaiún to Bouzakarn for a period of 60 days but he stayed there 93 days. Read more

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