The League for Protection of Sahrawi Prisoners in Moroccan prisons received following appeal by the family of the Sahrawi civilian prisoner Mohamed Lamine Aabidin Hadi, to international organizations in order to support him in his hunger strike, which he began on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the local prison Tiflet 2 :
We, the family of Sahrawi civil prisoner Mohamed Lamine Aabidin Haddi, a member of Gdeim Izik's group, who was unjustly sentenced by the Moroccan justice system to twenty-five years and lives in inhumane conditions of detention in the local prison of Tiflet 2, are deeply concerned. Our son begins an unlimited hunger strike, starting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, until all his just demands are met despite the isolation and imperative health conditions he suffers and the inability of us to make a family visit to ensure his conditions of detention.
Our son Mohamed Lamine Aabidin Haddi has already carried out several protest actions, including limited hunger strikes, in addition to refraining from leaving the cell and refusing to receive meals, because of the procedures followed against him and the cruel treatment to which he is subjected. On December 14, 2020, prison staff raided his cell during his daily break and stole and destroyed all of his personal belongings, including blankets, clothing, and some books he used to read to prepare for exams, including religious books and a Quran.
To this day, our son is still subjected to many aggressive practices and deliberate provocation by the prison director, who denied our son water and hot meals, as well as clothing and blankets to withstand the cold of winter. He did not leave his cell for almost two weeks after the complaints he had lodged with all the parties involved, and we do not know the reality of the conditions he is in, given the suspension of family visits and the tightening of control over telephone communications.
This is why we, the family of the Sahrawi civil prisoner, Mohamed Lamine Aabidin Haddi, address our appeal to all living consciences around the world, starting with the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and all international organizations concerned with human rights, in order to urgently intervene and protect and support our son on hunger strike and to furthermore exert all necessary pressure on the Moroccan State to meet the legitimate demands of our son, in particular the right to adequate medical treatment and the right to be in a prison close to his family in the territory of Western Sahara, and to hold accountable all employees involved in the cruel ill-treatment practiced against him.
Family of Sahrawi civilian prisoner Mohamed Lamine Aabidin Haddi
January 12, 2021
Occupied El Aaiun, Western Sahara