Netherlands Antilles: Comments by Amnesty International on the Second Periodic Report submitted to the United Nations Committee against Torture
The UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT) will examine the Second Periodic Report of the Kingdom of the Netherlands under the Convention against Torture in April 1995. In this report, AI comments on the submission regarding the Netherlands Antilles and outlines its own concerns about torture and ill-treatment and deaths in detention. Individual cases are briefly described, namely: Henry K. Every, who died from some form of crushing injury while in police custody (1990); Leroy Neil, who died of peritonitis in poice custody (1990); Xavier Fluonia, who allegedly hanged himself in a police station in Curacao (1992); Moreno G Fabias, who has alleged ill-treatment by arresting officers (1991); Gerardo E Chong, allegedly ill-treated after arrest (1992); and Cuthbert Athanaze, who claimed he was ill-treated by police officers in December 1993. Extracts from previous AI reports on the Netherlands Antilles are appended to the report.