Mauritania: Further information on Fear of ill-treatment or torture/ Incommunicado detention/ Medical concern

Mauritania: Further information on Fear of ill-treatment or torture/ Incommunicado detention/ Medical concern

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Index Number: AFR 38/013/2003
Date Published: 28 November 2003
Categories: Africa, Mauritania

On 23 November, the at least 15 detainees held at Beyla prison in the capital Nouakchott were charged with crimes related to state security. Judicial authorities have announced that their trial will take place imminently. According to reports, it could take place on 1 December. They could be sentenced to up to a life term of forced labour (travaux forcés à perpétuité).


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