Sahrawi political prisoner transferred to hospital due to neglect of prison authorities

Gulemim (South of Morocco), October 15, 2017 (SPS) - The administration of the local prison of Bozkarn, Morocco, on Friday transferred human rights defender and Saharawi political prisoner Yahia Mohamed Hafed to the regional hospital of Gulemim (about 40 kilometers south of Bozkarn) due to deteriorated of his health after several months of disregard.

According to a statement of his family, the Sahrawi activist was taken to the hospital for a check. At the hospital, an x-ray was taken at the level of the urinary tract in the middle of a strict surveillance of different Moroccan intelligence services.

The 51 years old Saharawi human rights defender and political prisoner, Yahia Mohamed Hafed, a father of 3 children, has been serving a 15-year sentence since March 1, 2008 for his demanding to the right to self-determination of Western Sahara. (SPS)

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