Urgent Action Update: SAHRAWI ACTIVIST BEATEN BY PRISON GUARDS (Morocco/Western Sahara: UA 37.21)April 19, 2022
On March 15, 17, 18, and 21, 2022, five prison guards entered the cell of Sahrawi activist Mohamed Lamine Haddi, beat him with batons and cut his beard against his will. This came after he declared his intention to go on hunger strike to protest his prison conditions and denial of medical attention. Visits by his lawyer and family have been banned since March 2020. He has been held in solitary confinement since 2017, when he was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment in the unfair “Gdeim Izik” mass trial.