sexta-feira, 27 de março de 2009

Irish MEP voices concerns about the life of three Saharawi hunger-striking prisoners of conscience

The Member of the Irish Parliament, Kathy Sinnott, also member of the Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, sent a letter to the Moroccan Ambassador to Ireland, expressing concerns about the serious state of three Saharawi hunger-striking prisoners of conscience in Moroccan prison Boulemharez.

Here is the complete text of the letter, of which UPES website received a copy:

H.E. Mr. Anas Khales
Ambassador of Morocco
39 Raglan Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Dear Mr. Ambassador,

Currently, three Sahrawi political prisoners, Khallihanna Aboulhassan, Ali Salem Ablagh and Brahim Baryaz, all of them are university graduates, are staging an open-ended hunger strike in Boulemharez prison in Marrakech, Morocco, protesting about their miserable living conditions and that they be treated as prisoners of conscience. This has been going on since 12 February of this year, with little to no response whatsoever from the local or national authorities. The prisoners’ health is continuing to deteriorate very dangerously, even to loss of consciousness.

Reports coming from the prison are very alarming and require immediate action if serious injury and death is to be prevented. I would ask if His Excellency would contact the local prison and courts as well as any other Moroccan authorities necessary to address and cater to the hunger strikers’ demands. I also ask that you revert to me with more information on this desperate situation.

I look forward to your response.

Yours Sincerely,

Kathy Sinnott

MEP for Ireland South
Subcommittee on Human Rights

Office of Kathy Sinnott, MEP for Munster

Brussels Office: European Parliament, WIB 3M081, 60 Rue Wiertz, B-1047
Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 228 47692
Fax: +32 (0) 228 49692

Sem comentários: