AI launches urgent appeal to protect Sahrawi prisoners in occupied El Aaiun Local Prison

London, September 20, 2014 (SPS) -  Amnesty International (AI) initiated Thursday an appeal to protect seven Sahrawi prisoners on hunger strike against torture at the Local Prison in the occupied city of El Aaiun, on its official site.   
The organization indicated that the seven Sahrawi prisoners were “severely” beaten on 17 September in El Aaiun Local Prison and they have gone on hunger strike in protest.
The seven Sahrawi prisoners were “Mohamed Baber, Abdessalam Loumadi, Abdelmoutaleb Sarir, Mahmoud El Haissan, Aaliayne El Moussaoui, Abdelkrim Bouchalga and Abdelfattah Dallal,” who were “subjected to torture and other ill-treatment” by staff at El Aaiun Local Prison where they are detained.
The seven prisoners were “handcuffed, severely beaten in the prison courtyard in front of other detainees, and verbally abused.” And that eyewitnesses reportedly indicated that “all have sustained significant bruising and injuries.” (SPS)