Date : 2 October 2006
El-Ayoune, Moroccan occupied Western Sahara
Following a new effort by the Moroccan authorities to track former Sahrawi political prisoners and human rights defenders, former political ex-prisoner Lahoucine ANDOUR was detained today by the Moroccan security forces, who cuffed his hands, bandaged his eyes and subjected him to terrible forms of torture bordering on sadism. Mr Andour was threatened that he and a group of 47 former Sahrawi political prisoners will be exterminated.
Moreover, the child, Sid Ahmed ELAYACHI, age12 years, was briefly detained after participating in a demonstration against the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, which was organized in front of the Bir Anzaran School. The mother of the child was denied the right to a medical certificate, especially important because the child suffers from a cardiac disease.