Sahrawi political prisoner Yahia Mohamed Hafed Izza initiates hunger strike

Bouzegaren (Morocco), October 5, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoner Yahia Mohamed Hafed Izza has initiated a 24-hour hunger strike in Bouzegaren prison, Morocco, in solidarity with a group of Sahrawi political prisoners on hunger strike at this prison and Tiflit prison in Khmisat, reported Wednesday the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA).

According to the same source, several groups of Saharawi political prisoners have started hunger strikes in various Moroccan prisons to protest against their miserable situation and against the mistreatment inflicted by the administration of the Moroccan prisons.

In this regard, more than 50 Sahrawi human rights defenders and political prisoners are in political detention in various Moroccan prisons as a result of unfair sentences ranging from life imprisonment to 3 years in prison. (SPS)