Sahrawi political prisoner Yahya Mohamed El-Hafed transferred to hospital

Taroudant (Morocco) November 19, 2016 (SPS) - The Moroccan agricultural prison in  the Moroccan city of Taroudant transfered Thursday Sahrawi human rights defender and political prisoner Yahya Mohamed El-Hafed Izza to the regional hospital in the city, indicated Sahrawi human rights source.

The Sahrawi political prisoner was transferred amid tight security guard of the Moroccan intelligence services until he was sent back to the prison immediately after undergoing a medical inspection, in which the doctor merely questioned him on the pain he suffered at urinary system level, without giving him a medical prescription or referring him to a thorough medical check.

He has spent more than 8 years in political detention under an unjust sentence of 15 years imprisonment, during which he waged several warning and unlimited hunger strikes at various Moroccan prisons. (SPS)