The Saharawi political prisoner and member of the Saharawi Journalists’ and Writers’ Union (UPES) was arrested last October 28 and sentenced by the Moroccan colonial court to three years imprisonment and more than 6200 US dollars fine in addition to be banned from work for the coming 10 years because of his political opinions in favour of the independence of Western Sahara.
He undertook a hunger strike, in the prison of Inzegan, for 14 days. 7 members of his family also participated to the hunger strike to express their opposition to the Moroccan injustice against their son.
UPES intervened to try to save the lives of the hunger strikers, and sent them an open setter asking them to stop the hunger strike and coordinate a campaign with the members of UPES to demand the release of the prisoner.
The hunger striker positively answered the petition, and they stopped the hunger strike after 14 days.
the open letter sent by UPES to international organisation to save the life of
the Saharawi prisoner and his family during their hunger strike.