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URGENT ACTION SAHRAWIS ON HUNGER STRIKE AGAINST TORTURE (Amnesty International)

URGENT ACTION
SAHRAWIS ON HUNGER STRIKE AGAINST TORTURE
Seven Sahrawi men were severely beaten on 17 September in Laayoune Local Prison,
Western Sahara. They have gone on hunger strike in protest.

Seven Sahrawi men, Mohamed Baber, Abdessalam Loumadi, Abdelmoutaleb Sarir, Mahmoud El Haissan, Aaliayne El Moussaoui, Abdelkrim Bouchalga and Abdelfattah Dallal were reportedly subjected to torture and other ill-treatment from around 4.30 to 11pm on 17 September 2014 by staff at Laayoune Local Prison where they are detained, according to local sources. The seven men were handcuffed, severely beaten in the prison courtyard in front of other detainees, and verbally abused.

This article is available in full:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/sites/default/files/uaa23314.pdf


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