Meet the Gdeim Izik 25
25 brave Saharawi men protested Morocco’s blatant disrespect for the fundamental human, social and economic rights of the people it holds under occupation. 25 heroes showed the world how Morocco deals with those opposing its illegal presence in Western Sahara. We must stand together to get them released. These are the Gdeim Izik 25.
Published: 14.02 - 2014 17:31Printer version    
Click on the names below the photos to read the biographies.


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Enaama Asfari
Age: 47
Sentenced to 30 years


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Ahmed Sbaai
Age: 46
Sentenced to life

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Cheikh Banga
Age: 28
Sentenced to 30 years


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El Bachir Khadda
Age: 31
Sentenced to 20 years


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Mohamed Tahlil
Age: 36
Sentenced to 20 years


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Hassan Dah
Age: 30
Sentenced to 30 years


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Mohamed Lamin Haddi
Age: 33
Senteced to 25 years


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Abdallahi Lakfawni
Age: 42
Sentenced to life


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Abdallahi Toubali
Age: 37
Sentenced to 25 years


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El Houssin Ezzaoui
Age: 42
Sentenced to 25 years


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Deich Eddaf
Age: 39
Sentenced to 25 years


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Sidi Abderahman Zeyou
Age: 43
Sentenced to time spent in pre-trial detention


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Mohamed Bourial
Age: 47
Sentenced to 30 years


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Laaroussi Abdeljalil
Age: 39
Sentenced to life


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Mohamed El Bachir Boutinguiza
Age: 43
Sentenced to life


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Mohamed Bani
Age: 48
Sentenced to life


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Machdoufi Ettaki
Age: 32
Sentenced to time spent in pre-trial detention


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Mohamed El Ayoubi
Age: 62
Sentenced to 20 years


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Sidi Abdallah B'hah
Age: 42
Sentenced to life


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Brahim Ismaïli
Age: 47
Sentenced to life


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Mohamed Embarek Lefkir
Age: 42
Sentenced to 25 years


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Babait Mohamed Khuna
Age: 36
Sentenced to 25 years


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Sidahmed Lemjeyid
Age: 58
Sentenced to life


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Larabi El Bakay
Age: 35
Sentenced to 25 years


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Hassana Alia
Age: 28
Sentenced to life - in absentia









    

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Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
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On 17 February 2013, in a mockery of justice, a Moroccan military court condemned 25 Saharawi citizens to shockingly tough prison sentences. Help us to release the Gdeim Izik 25.
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