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Gdeim Izik's group: Sahrawi detainees on hunger strike in solidarity with Lamine Heddi

Published on : Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:40   Read : 28 time(s)
Gdeim Izik's group: Sahrawi detainees on hunger strike in solidarity with Lamine Heddi

OCCUPIED EL AYUN –Sahrawi detainees from Gdeim Izik's Group have gone on a 48-hour hunger strike since Wednesday, in solidarity with their fellow citizen and detainee Mohamed Lamine Abidine Heddi whose state of health is deteriorating, said the Coordination for the protection of Sahrawi prisoners in the Moroccan jails.

The Coordination reported that a 48-hour hunger strike (Wednesday and Thursday) was observed by Sahrawi civilian detainees from the Gdeim Izik Group in Moroccan jails, as a sign of solidarity with their comrade Mohamed Lamine Abidine Heddi, also on strike for 44 days, reported the Sahrawi agency (SPS).

The move aims at denouncing the negligence shown by the prison administration with regard the deteriorated or even serious state of health of Mohamed Lamine, imprisoned in Tiflet II prison.

Mohamed Lamine has been observing hunger strike since January 13, added the same source.

 In this regard, the Sahrawi civilian detainees of Gdeim Izik's group blame the Moroccan State as well as the general prison administration for the deterioration of the condition of their fellow detainee and the consequences of the open strike on psychological integrity and the latter's right to life.

The family of the Sahrawi detainee, Mohamed Lamine Abidine Heddi holds the Moroccan occupation authorities responsible for the condition of its son imprisoned in the Moroccan prison of Tiflet II, unable to move following the hunger strike that he observes.

In fact, the detainee's family has seized a number of international organizations, notably the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in order to intervene and save the lives of defenseless Sahrawis.

"Some human rights and humanitarian authorities have written to the prison officials where my brother is languishing, but their demands were rejected," said Mohamed Ali, brother of Lamine Heddi.

The Sahrawi political prisoners of the "Gdeim Izik" group languish in Moroccan prisons, after having received heavy and unjust sentences ranging from 20 years in prison to life imprisonment.

These sentences were handed down during summary trials held from December 26, 2016 to July 17, 2017, in the city of Salé, according to testimonies from human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

In November 2010, the detainees refused the dismantling of their camp.

Gdeim Izik's group: Sahrawi detainees on hunger strike in solidarity with Lamine Heddi

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