Federica Morgherini responds to IU on the situation of Saharawi political prisoners

PUSL.- Federica Morgherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security, replied in writing to the questions put by the Spanish MEP, Paloma Lopez, of Izquierda Unida on the situation of Sahrawi political prisoners in the Gdeim Izik Group.

Lopez had presented in the last months of 2018 two questions about the risk situation of the Saharawi political detainees held in Tiflet2, Morocco.

The four members of the Gdeim Izik group have been in prolonged confinement for over a year and have been victims of ill-treatment and intentional medical malpractice, have carried out several hunger strikes and their case has been widely denounced not only to the European Union but also to the United Nations mechanisms.

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Family prevented from visiting Saharawi political prisoner Sidahmed Lemjeyid

PUSL.- According to information received from the family, the prison administration prevented several times the visit to Sidahmed Lemjeyid, Saharawi political prisoner, currently currently detained in the local prison of Ait Melloul 2.

The local prison administration of Ait Melloul, on the outskirts of the city of Agadir, south of Morocco, denied last Monday 7th January 2019, the right to family visit of the Saharawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik Group.

The prison administration denied the right of visitation three times in the las months on December 24th, January 2nd and January 7th, in violation of the Moroccan law regarding prisoners rights.

The prison administration did not give any justification for their arbitrary denial of the visit from the family.

Mr. Lemjeyid family protested for several hours in front of the prison but did not receive any explanation.

Leer más …Family prevented from visiting Saharawi political prisoner Sidahmed Lemjeyid

Gdeim Izik prisoners the plight does not end

PUSL.- 518 days have passed since the last sentencing of the Saharawi political prisoners known as Gdeim Izik Prisoners.

2963 days after the dismantling of the non-violent Gdeim Izik protest camp and the following detentions and abductions of Saharawi civilians.

The 19 detainees of the Gdeim Izik group are still subjected to ill-treatment, harassment and even torture after two trials (military trial in 2010 and Appeal court in 2016/2017).

Medical attention is denied to these prisoners, who suffer not only from the consequences of the brutal tortures they were submitted to but also from chronical diseases that were pre-existing or acquired after detention due to the conditions of detainment, like asthma, rheumatism, diabetes,   amongst other. 

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Abdallah Abbahah suspends hunger strike after 44 days

Abbahah, who had lost consciousness and who was administered serum, suspended his hunger strike after the prison director told him he could stop that everything would be resolved.

The 44-day hunger strike has had a huge impact on Abbahah’s health who has been in prolonged confinement for more than 8 months. Abbahah’s state of health is alarming, not only due to the result of tortures suffered and continued mistreatment, as well as medical negligence since his arrest in 2010.

El Bachir Khadda in an identical situation is also in an alarming health situation after a 43-day hunger strike.

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Abbahah Saharawi political prisoner in life danger -Morocco ignores interim measures of the CAT

PUSL.- Abdallah Abbahah, a Saharawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik Group, who is in hunger strike since the 1st of October, was transported today from Tiflet2 prison to the hospital after he lost consciousness for several hours.

In the hospital, he was given 2 liters of serum and afterward transported back to the prison cell where he remains in prolonged confinement since 7th of May 2018.

Due to the hunger strike Abbahah has serious heart problems, vomits, has intense pain in all his organs, can’t stand or walk.

Earlier this week a female doctor visited him in prison and told him to stop his hunger strike and stop giving them “troubles” so that they could rest.

The prison director told him repeatedly to stop the hunger strike and that the Moroccan authorities have no responsibility over his health.

Leer más …Abbahah Saharawi political prisoner in life danger -Morocco ignores interim measures of the CAT

Morocco: slow murder of Saharawi political prisoners

PUSL.- Morocco not only ignores the decisions and recommendations of the UN and its mechanisms in the area of ​​human rights but exacerbates the situation of Saharawi political prisoners who are subject to constant reprisals.

El Bachir Khadda of the group of Gdeim Izik ended a hunger strike that lasted 43 days and is in a state of extreme physical debilitation. The director of the Tiflet prison where he is being held has not yet sent any doctor or nurse to assess Khadda’s situation.

This journalist and human rights activist is unable to stand, is in a wheelchair without the guards helping him to move. In prolonged confinement in a cell without the minimum of conditions and without access to adequate food.

Abdallah Abbahah another political prisoner from Gdeim Izik’s group, held in the same prison has been on hunger strike for 33 days, in a cold cell, without any furniture, with only three thin blankets and drinking water.

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El Bachir Khadda suspends hunger strike on day 43

PUSL.- After a desperate appeal by the family, El Bachir Khadda suspended the hunger strike that he began 43 days ago against the continuous ill-treatment and prolonged isolation he is suffering for more than a year.

The state of health of El Bachir Khadda is alarming and he is at risk of life.

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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.

Leer más …The UN Committee Against Torture asked for the immediate release of Saharawi political prisoner Abbahah

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.

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Saharawi political prisoner El Bachir Khadda: 35 days in hunger strike

PUSL.- Today El Bachir Khadda entered his 35th day of hunger strike. The Saharawi political prisoner of the Gdeim Izik Group is in protest against the continuous ill treatment, prolonged confinement, and demanding the transfer from Tiflet2 prison which is over 1300km from his home town in Western Sahara to a prison nearer to his family.

The Family of Mr. Khadda is extremely worried about his life threatening situation.

In the first weeks Mr. Khadda was put in the infermary Ward although isolated from other prisoners but according to the last information avaible he is now alone in his “normal” cell where he is in prolonged confinement since 16th September 2017.

The Family urges the international community to act and holds the Moroccan authorities responsible for the life of El Bachir Khadda.

The possible death of Mr. Khadda who was abducted by the Moroccan occupation authorities in 2010 in El Aaiun, after the dismantlement of the Gdeim Izik protest camp, tortured for years, victim of a military and civil trial both null and void before the law, will be on the hands not only of the Moroccan authorities but also of the international community who stood silent.

Leer más …Saharawi political prisoner El Bachir Khadda: 35 days in hunger strike

Hassan Dah, Saharawi political prisoner placed in isolation has started a hunger strike

PUSL.- Hassan Dah Sahrawi political prisoner from Gdeim Izik’s group, currently in Kenitra prison, was put in isolation yesterday after a family member’s visit and started an open hunger strike.

The political prisoner who is serving a sentence of 25 years claims the right to continue studying and to make his doctorate and protests against the treatment to which he has been subjected.

The administratios of the various prisons in which the political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group are detained have put these detainees in solitary confinement and punishment cells at random and without any justification.

Leer más …Hassan Dah, Saharawi political prisoner placed in isolation has started a hunger strike

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