Monday 29 August 2022 – 22:28
Detained blogger Saeeda Al-Alami has been on a hunger strike for three weeks, protesting her two-year prison sentence and “the refusal to implement the decision to bring her to court sessions.”
In a statement to Hespress, the blogger’s sister said: “Unlike Saeeda’s first hunger strike when she called us, we live in a state of anticipation and panic; She hasn’t called us since Friday.
He added: “I repeatedly tried to have flexibility in the treatment, but I could not, because she believes that if death is death, death must be done with honor.”
While clinging to the hope of a “commutation of sentence” on appeal, the blogger’s sister criticized her sister’s refusal to attend her court sessions, “as if it were psychological warfare”.
In a statement to Hespress, a source from the General Delegate for the Prison Administration said that Saeeda Al-Alami “previously submitted to the prison administration a notice that she had gone on a hunger strike, and the institution administration tried to dissuade her from doing so. ”. this decision, but he insisted on continuing with it, knowing that the reasons he formulated in the notification of her case are related to the cause that is being pursued and have nothing to do with the circumstances of her detention in the institution “.
The same source stated that the prison administration had placed Al-Alami “under the necessary medical supervision, where he benefits from medical attention and monitoring of his condition while providing medical assistance when necessary.”
It is noteworthy that the defense of the blogger Saida El Alami has appealed the first instance sentence in Casablanca against her client for two years in prison and a fine, after following her in the context of “postings” on her personal page on the site of social networks “Facebook”, for charges that include “insulting public officials in the performance of their duties”, and Disseminating and distributing false accusations and facts to people with the intention of defaming them.