Mozambique: 'Locking up my rights': Arbitrary arrest, detention and treatment of detainees in Mozambique

Mozambique: 'Locking up my rights': Arbitrary arrest, detention and treatment of detainees in Mozambique

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Index Number: AFR 41/001/2012
Date Published: 22 November 2012
Categories: Mozambique

In February 2012, a joint delegation of Amnesty International and the Mozambique Human Rights League visited prisons in Mozambique. They found scores of detainees who have been held for months and even years after arrest and without having been tried before a court. Such arrests and detentions are arbitrary and prohibited by national and international human rights laws. This joint report looks at shortcomings of the criminal justice system which has allowed this pattern of arrests and detentions to occur.


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