Lebanon: Torture and unfair trial of the Dhinniyyah detainees.
This report documents torture, ill-treatment and unfair trial of detainees who have been in detention mostly since late 1999 and early 2000 in connection with their alleged involvement in the Dhinniyyah armed clashes. The report highlights serious violations of these political prisoners' rights in pre-trial detention, including reports of torture and ill-treatment, extraction of "confessions" under torture or duress, the prosecution's demands for the death penalty against the detainees through invocation of exceptional Law 11 of 1958, and trial before the Justice Council whose procedures fall short of international standards.
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