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 25 years (originally sentenced to 30 years by Military Court in 2013, reduced to 25 years in 2017)


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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 20 years (originally sentenced to 25 years by Military Court in 2013, reduced to 20 years in 2017)


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El Houssin Ezzaoui
Age: 42
Sentenced to 25 years


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Deich Eddaf
Age: 39
Sentenced to 6,5 years (originally sentenced to 25 years by Military Court in 2013, reduced to 6,5 years in 2017, released on 19th of July 2017)



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Sidi Abderahman Zeyou
Age: 43
Sentenced in 2017 to two years in prison, the time he had already served as he was released in 2013.


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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 in 2017 to two years in prison, the time he had already served as he was released in 2013.


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Mohamed El Ayoubi
Age: 62
Sentenced to 20 years under provisional release due to his debilitated health condition by the Military Court in 2013.


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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 4,5 years by the Appeal Court in Salé in 2017. Released on the 19th of July 2017. Originally sentenced to 25 years by Military Court in 2013.


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Hassana Alia
Age: 28
Sentenced to life in absentia by the Military Court in 2013. Hassana was granted political asylum in Spain. Hassana Alia was not summoned to the proceedings at the Court of Appeal in Salé in 2017.









    


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