Monday, October 03, 2005

W Sahara inmates end food strike

Some 30 prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for almost two months in Western Sahara, have agreed to take food again.

They ended their hunger strike because of their families' fears for their lives, the Moroccan Human Rights Association (AMDH) said.

Most of the prisoners were arrested in the anti-Moroccan riots in May in the main Western Sahara town of Laayoune.

AMDH spokesman Adelilah Benabdeslam said the prisoners might resume their hunger strike because the Moroccan authorities had not met their demands for improved conditions and to be moved to prisons closer to home.


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