Senegal: Climate of terror in Casamance

Senegal: Climate of terror in Casamance

Index Number: AFR 49/001/1998
Date Published: 17 February 1998
Categories: Africa, Senegal

Civilian populations are being terrorized and subjected to arrest, torture, extrajudicial execution and "disappearance" in the armed conflict between the Senegalese government and the Democratic Forces of Casamance Movement which is pursuing the independence of the Casamance region. The document contains testimonies, gathered by AI, of the human rights violations suffered, mainly at the hands of the army ad the gendarmerie which have acted for years with impunity.

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