Sahrawi Prisoners Protection Association in Moroccan Prisons is alarming against Sahrawi political detainee Mohamed Tahlil situation

Bouzakarn (Morocco), Jan 08 2019 (SPS) - The Association for the Protection of Sahrawi Prisoners in Moroccan Prisons expressed its deep concern over the grave and inhumane situation of the Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Tahlil.

The Association highlighted that the Sahrawi political detainee, a member of the Gdeim Izik group Mohamed Tahlil jailed in solitary confinement in the southern Moroccan prison of Bouzkarn, is still isolated from the outside world and deprived of the most basic rights despite his "deteriorating health" status.

It appealed conscientious people and human rights organizations, to intervene urgently in order to save the life of the said prisoner and to enable him enjoy his full and harmonious human rights and legal status as a Sahrawi political detainee.

The Sahrawi political prisoner Mohammed Tahlil is serving a 20-year prison sentence after the unfair trial of the Gdeim Izik detainees, which took place from December 26, 2016 to July 19, 2017, the longest trial in the history of unfair political trials in Morocco and Occupied Western Sahara.