Mauritania: Fear of torture or ill-treatment/Possible Prisoners of Conscience (POCs)

Mauritania: Fear of torture or ill-treatment/Possible Prisoners of Conscience (POCs)

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Index Number: AFR 38/007/2003
Date Published: 1 June 2003
Categories: Africa, Mauritania

The imams named above were arrested by the security forces between 5 and 6 May in the capital Nouakchott and in the town of Nouadhibou, in the North of the country. Forty other people have also been arrested in various parts of the country. They are being held at various locations, in incommunicado detention, where they are at risk of torture or ill-treatment.


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