Sources revealed to Arabstoday that an official committee visited three prisons where jihadi salafists are detained last week, to discover if they have reformed some of their extremist views. The same source explained the committee, which included security officers and National Council for Human Rights officials, visited Okasha, Tiflet and Tulal prisons.
In Tiflet prison, the committee met Youssof Fekri also known as the “Prince of Blood”, Mohammad al-Omari who is accused of the May 16 explosions in Casablanca, Mohamed Echatbi and Mohammed Benaiad.
Members of the committee and prisoners discussed the development of their views and the detainees’ situations inside the prison. The source added the members wondered if the prisoners had changed their ideology.
Committee member Abdul Kader Ozraie, head of the Regional Committee for Human Rights in Rabat-Quneitra, talked to Youssof Fekri about his arrest. Fekri told them that many of those arrested for the same issue are innocent and are not related to the acts he commited.