Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sahrawi prisoner of conscience begins hunger strike against prison abuses

Hassanna Jalal, Sahrawi political prisoner, began on Saturday a hunger strike in Tarudanat Prison in response to the physical abuse and provocations suffered, culminating in the prison guards taking all his possessions (breaching law 23/98 which regulate basic prisoners' rights - in theory) .

Jalal was sentenced to four years of prison for taking part in peaceful demonstrations for the independence of West Sahara in 2008. He recently suffered abdominal surgery and went through two other political fasts, so his relatives are worried about the dangers to his health and even his life as he goes through this new hunger strike.

Source: Gara[es].

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