The General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) indicated that the transfer of the detainee (SR) from the local prison Ain Sbaâ 1 to the Aïn Borja prison took place after his judgment on appeal and in order to allow him to stay close to his family, since he lives in Casablanca according to the address provided.
In a clarification, the DGAPR specifies that “in response to the allegations of those who claim to be in solidarity with the detainee (SR) concerning his transfer from the local prison Ain Sbaâ 1, as well as his state of health”, noting that this decision was taken to “avoid the overcrowding which could result from the maintenance of prisoners already sentenced, in addition to the large number of new incarcerated in the context of preventive detention”
The penitentiary establishment currently houses more than 9,000 detainees, i.e. double its capacity, further informed the General Delegation, noting that such decisions are constantly taken against a large number of prisoners sentenced on appeal.
The DGAPR also points out that “on the basis of a request that he submitted since his incarceration, the detainee in question is placed alone in a cell that can accommodate up to 6 prisoners, meeting the reception conditions required and equipped with a television giving access to several satellite channels”, noting that the day after his transfer, the detainee in question was authorized to contact his family to inform them of his new place of detention, in accordance with the law.
Furthermore, the DGAPR categorically denied the false allegations that parts of books sent to the detainee concerned had been torn and a novel he was writing seized.
Regarding the deprivation of his wife to contact him by telephone, the DGAPR indicated that it was the detainee himself who had refused to benefit from this service.
The administration of the penitentiary establishment treats the detainee concerned like all other prisoners without any discrimination and all his objects are subject to control by virtue of the attributions of the penitentiary establishments which have the right to seize anything that is contrary to the laws in force. , while ensuring that the person concerned enjoys all his rights guaranteed by law, says the DGAPR.
And to conclude that the person concerned benefits from medical assistance and is examined by the doctor of the establishment whenever necessary, knowing that his state of health is very normal.