Niger: Legal concern / fear of ill-treatment / probable prisoners of conscience
At least 100 members and supporters of the Front pour la restauration et la defense de la democratie (FRDD), Front for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy, a coalition of eight opposition parties, including: Mahamane Ousmane, former President, leader of the CDS party, Mahamadou Issoufou, former President of the National Assembly, leader of the PNDS party, Mamadou Tandja, leader of the MNSD party: At least 100 people arrested on 11 January 1997 when security forces broke up a peaceful demonstration, are being held incommunicado and without charge. There is concern they may face torture or ill-treatment.
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