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Tindouf : The health condition of the three Sahrawi detainees is deteriorating

Sahrawi detainees Moulay Abba Bouzeid, Fadel Breika and Mahmoud Zeidan. / Ph. DR
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The health condition of three Sahrawi activists Moulay Abba Bouzeid, Fadel Breika and Mahmoud Zeidan, arrested in the Tindouf camps, has deteriorated.

Quoting their families, pro-Polisario news outlet Futuro-Sahara wrote that the three detainees have been on a hunger strike for several days to protest against their arrest and call for a fair trial.

The same source reports that Moulay Abba Bouzeid, who suffers from liver inflammation, could lose one of his kidneys if he doesn’t suspend his hunger strike.

For the record, the detainees’ families have already staged protests in the camps calling for the release of their loved ones.

Earlier in July, New-York based international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) denounced the arrest of the three Sahrawi activists.

In a statement released weeks after the arrest of the three men, the NGO argued that «Sahrawi authorities should show credible evidence that Bouzid, Breika, and Zeidan may be guilty of genuinely criminal acts and not just peacefully criticizing the Polisario (…) If they don’t have evidence to justify criminal charges, they should release all three».

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