18 January 2014

Morocco: Sahrawi Political Prisoner Released After 10 Years in Prison

El Aaiun (occupied Territories) — Moroccan authorities released Thursday Sahrawi political prisoner Hassan Mohamed Lehsan after completing 10 years in prisoner, the sentence issued against him by a Moroccan court, according to the Ministry of occupied Territories and Community Abroad.

"Moroccan authorities of occupation has released Sahrawi political prisoner and human rights activist Hassan Mohamed Lehsan after 10 years of deprivation and torture in Moroccan prisons", the source said.

Saharawi political prisoner Hassan Mohamed Lehsan spent the 10 years sentence in Black Jail in the occupied city of El Aaiun, Ait Melloul prison and Tiznit prison in Morocco.

He staged several unlimited hanger strikes, the longest of which lasted sixty days in Ait Melloul prison, which caused great deterioration of his health.

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