Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

21 January 2015

Western Sahara: Saharawi Prisoners Enter Open-Ended Hunger Strike

Eit Melloul — A group consisting of 80 Saharawi detainees, of which political prisoners, currently held in the Moroccan local prison of Eit Melloul, on Monday entered an open hunger strike.

The group has already filed several complaints confirming their intention to enter an open-ended hunger strike.

Urging the Moroccan prison's administration to acknowledge them as political prisoners, the group stressed the need to meet their demands in improving their detention condition and ensuring their right to medical treatment, study, training and family visits.

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