Ait Meloul Prison

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Ait Melloul Prison is a political prison, for opponents to the Moroccan regime, especially the Sahrawi and the Riffian people. Famous political detainees are:

  • Ali Salem Tamek, a Sahrawi activist for the independence of his country (Western Sahara).
  • Aichatou Ramdan Chafii, Ali Salem Tamek's wife who stated later: ..They threatened of killing my little daughter, but what is bitter is that they took off all my clothes, raped me all of them and disgracefully urinated on me..[1]
  • Abdelkarim Azzou was tortured in this same prison, and detained without a trial for more than 2 years. He was 22 years old when he was arrested in 2002.[2]
  • Ali Lmrabet, a Rifian journalist who was detained in Ait Melloul, he was later transferred. Ali was sentenced to four years of prison for insult to the King, threatening the territorial integrity and threatening the monarchic regime, after he published a cartoon of the king.

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  1. ^ "Testimony of Aichatou Ramdan Chafii - Human Rights Activist". Spirasi.ie. 2006-03-08. Archived from the original on 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Morocco: Abdelkarim Azzou, tortured in Ait Melloul prison". En.alkarama.org. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2013-04-14.