Yvonne Ridley Interviews Families of Prisoners Raped In Morocco
1- Yvonne Ridley Interviews the family of Abdul Samad Al-Musimi (Rape Victim at Toulal 2 Prison, Meknes)
Exerpt of Extensive Report Found in Our Notes:(1)
The Account of Abdul Samad Al-Musimi:
I was subjected to a torrent of beatings, because I protested against the disgusting manner in which Abdullah Al-Manfa’a was beaten in. The reason for this was because he was reading the Quran.
Subsequently I and another three Inmates; Abdul Samad Al-Musimi, Yusuf Al-Khudri and Adel Al-Fardawi where taken from our cells, beaten with batons then they inserted these batons into our rears. And they hit us on sensitive parts of our bodies while we were blind folded.
They then took us to a designated location and we remained there for a week.
I used to protest when I was in Sala Prison because I required medication for my allergies.
I was not taken back to my cell until a promised I will no longer protest in writing under threats of torture if I do protest again.
2- Yvonne Ridley interviews Adel Fardawi’s family (Rape victim Toulal 2 Prison in Meknes)
Exerpt of Extensive Report Found in Our Notes:(2)
The Account of Adel Al-Fardawi: He confirms that on the Monday following the last Royal speech (31st July) Some of the inmates, who had their Quran, were reciting in a loud voice to benefit themselves and their brothers who don’t have a Quran or cannot read Arabic fluently. At this moment the prison guards appeared and removed Abdullah Al-Manfa’a from his cell and began to beat him within hearing distance of all the inmates. The inmates began to protest against this by shouting and demanding a stop to this action. The Prison Director at this point pulled one of the brothers protesting out of his cell [Adel Al-Fardawi].
He began to beat him across his head with his baton then he removed his trouser and exposed his nakedness. He pulled him from his beard and insulted him which eventually resulted in this brother falling unconscious. The remaining inmates in their cells then heard the Prison director [Ahmed “Al-Nakah”] instructing the guards to rape this brother and to fiddle with his private parts by inserting the baton into his rear! After this the brother had his hands and feet bound together with a plastic bound which are extremely painful. Then another three inmates where put through the same ordeal and they were; Abdullah Al-Manfa’a, Yusuf Al-Khudri and Abdul Samad Al-Musimi.
They were then bundled into a vehicle while being beaten and taken to a designated location for a week. They did not leave this place until they wrote a statement affirming they will never protest again and there were threats of torture if they returned to it. Finally he [Adel Al-Fardawi] stated he was very hesitant and reluctant to say this in fear of reprisals inside the prison.
3- Yvonne Ridley Press Conference:
Yvonne Ridley With The Family of Abduk Samad Al-Musimi (Rape Victim at Toulal 2 Prison, Meknes)
(1)(2) Outrage at the rape of 4 inmates of the “Salafi Jihadist” file in Toulal 2 Prison Meknes – Morocco