Sahrawi political prisoner subjected to ill-treatment

Tiflet (Morocco), April 20, 2019 (SPS) - The local prison administration of Tiflet 2, Morocco, on Friday morning ransacked Sahrawi political prisoner, Bashir Abid Mahdar Khada, one of the Gdeim Izik group, in a humiliating and degrading manner. 

According to a Sahrawi human rights source, the prison staff, under orders from the head of the Security and Enforcement Department, forcefully stripped the Sahrawi political prisoner from all his clothes for the duration of the inspection, which lasted for about 40 minutes, in full disregard of all international laws and charters that preserve the dignity and humanity of the prisoner.

In protest against the violations committed against him, he submitted a written complaint addressed to the so-called General Prosecutor of the King, including all the cruel and degrading treatment inflicted on him, demanding the punishment of those involved in this painful incident.

The Sahrawi political prisoner, Bashir Abd Mahdar Khada, has been in the local prison Tiflet 2 since mid-September 2017, under an unjust and harsh 20-year sentence, following an unfair trial that lacks fair trial guarantees, its phases were held in the Moroccan city of Salé, in the presence of representatives of international diplomatic bodies and international human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. (SPS)