Nigeria: Torture in Nigeria: In summary: Stop Torture country briefing

Nigeria: Torture in Nigeria: In summary: Stop Torture country briefing

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Index Number: AFR 44/005/2014
Date Published: 13 May 2014
Categories: Nigeria

Amnesty International has serious concerns about the increasing use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in Nigeria. Recent Amnesty research indicates that police and military personnel routinely use torture and other ill-treatment to extract information and “confessions”, and to punish and exhaust detainees. In contravention of national and international law, information extracted by torture and ill-treatment is routinely accepted as evidence in court. The Nigerian authorities display an apparent lack of political will to adhere to their international human rights obligations.


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