Transfer of Gdeim Izik Saharawi political prisoners Group outside Sellá

Rabat (Morocco), September 01, 2016 (SPS)  - The Moroccan administration of Sellá prison, has transferred twenty (21) Saharawi political prisoners "Gdeim Izik Group " to Al-Arragat jail  , on the outskirts of the city of Sellá, after submitting his case to the Court of Appeals in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, on July 27, 2016, reported source of the Commission of Relatives of Saharawis Political Prisoners of Group Gdeim Izik.

According to the same sources, "this move is in fulfillment of an order given by the so-called Delegate General of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, informing Sahrawis that should gather their personal belongings and prepare for the operation of transferring them."

Gdeim Izik Group comprises several Saharawi political prisoners arrested after the violent dismantling of the Gdeim Izik camp by the Moroccan army in El Aaiun (occupied capital of Western Sahara) in late 2010. The members of this group spent about six years between prisons of Sellá 1 and 2 before being judged by a Moroccan military court in 2013 and sentenced arbitrarily to prison between 20 years and life imprisonment, although at the end of last July his case was transferred by the Court of Cassation to the Court Appeals under the pretext of being outside its jurisdiction, without being yet set a date for the start of the hearings. SPS