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Congo: Political detainees in legal limbo

, Index number: AFR 22/003/2006

In this document Amnesty International urges the Congolese authorities to respect Congo's own laws and comply with the international human rights treaties Congo has ratified. The organization again calls on the Congolese authorities to ensure that all detainees' fair trial rights are fully protected, including the right to be informed promptly of any charges and the right to trial within a reasonable time or release from detention. This report refers to reports of torture and ill-treatment in custody of four men accused of involvement in trafficking arms and cases of detention without charge or trial.

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