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United Kingdom: Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment: detention of Roisin McAliskey

, Index number: EUR 45/008/1997

Roisin McAliskey is being detained without charge, pending extradition to Germany in connection with an Irish Republican Army mortar attack on a British Army base in Osnabruck in June 1996. In this report Amnesty International raises its concerns about certain aspects of her past and current detention conditions. When arrested she was about four months pregnant and suffering from various medical ailments. Although her conditions of detention, to a certain extent, have improved, the treatment to which she has been subjected should be investigated by the authorities. In addition, Amnesty International is calling on the authorities to implement a series of measures aimed at ensuring that detention conditions for women do not amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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