Adala UK expresses serious concern about the situation of Saharawi prisoners.

London, Nov. 08 (SPS) - The British organization Adala UK on Tuesday has criticized the Moroccan authorities for transferring the Sahrawi political prisoner from Gdeim Izik Group without having medically examined him previously.

“According to information, we have received, on 1 November 2017, the administration of Tiflt prison number 2 carried out a surprise transfer to a mental clinic of Saharawi prisoner Brahim Ismaili without having medically examined him previously.” In a letter addressed by Adala UK to the Moroccan minister of Justice

 

“Adala UK regularly receives reports of Saharawi prisoners who are treated inhumanely and receive cruel punishments during their time in prison.” The said NGO adds in it letter



" Brahim Ismaili ‘s Malika, visited her father on 1 November and reported on the terrible conditions he was suffering, she said  “the administration decided to isolate him in the mental clinic. No examination was carried out to determine whether the prisoner needed this transfer. Moreover, the clinic does not have adequate hygiene levels in order to receive a prisoner on hunger strike and thus in a very weak state of health.”

 

Brahim Ismaili also suffers from hemorrhoids and respiratory problems. To receive the medical treatment he needs, he will need to receive care in an external hospital, outside of the prison.

 

Adala UK asked the Moroccan ministry to investigate the above case and take the necessary measures to ensure that Morocco upholds international norms for the humane treatment of prisoners.SPS

 

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