An Algerian islamist died in a Moroccan prison last Thursday after two months on hunger strike, a human rights organisation reported on Tuesday.
Approximately a hundred detainees imprisoned in Moroccan jail went on hunger strike last month to protest their detention conditions and denounce alleged torture. Ahmed Ben Miloud was one of them, he died at the age of 56 after refusing to feed himself for 60 days.
Miloud had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for using a firearm in the Algerian consulate in the Moroccan border town of Oujda.
“The efforts of his cellmates to save his life failed amid the indifference of the prison management and he died,” said Anas al-Halaoui, the spokesman for the Moroccan Association of Former Imprisoned Islamists, the Washington quoted.
Neither Moroccan officials or Moroccan media commented on the death of Ahmed Ben Miloud.