Mauritania: Submission to the UN Committee against Torture

Mauritania: Submission to the UN Committee against Torture

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Index Number: AFR 38/001/2013
Date Published: 22 April 2013
Categories: Mauritania

In this briefing Amnesty International highlights the systematic use of torture and other ill-treatment as a method of investigation by security forces during the early stages of detention in official and unofficial places of detention, the deplorable conditions of detention in several prisons and the recourse to enforced disappearance. This situation is encouraged by the fact that the alleged perpetrators of these acts are almost never brought to justice. The briefing also outlines cases of enforced disappearances and lack of access to lawyers, family members and medical assistance.


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