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Mozambique: Further Information on Torture or ill-treatment/ Medical concern/ Prison Conditions

, Index number: AFR 41/008/2003

Amnesty International has confirmed that the six prisoners convicted in January 2003 of the murder of Carlos Cardoso, had their shackles removed after the Attorney General, Joaquim Luis Madeira, and a representative of the Liga Moçambicana dos Direitos Humanos (LMDH), Mozambique Human Rights League, visited the prison on 10 December. The prisoners had spent four days and nights with their ankles shackled or chained together.

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