India: Further information on fear of ill-treatment / arbitrary arrest / medical concern: 188 Bhutanese people from refugee camps in eastern Nepal; new incident: 90 Bhutanese detainees beaten at Berhampur Central Jail

India: Further information on fear of ill-treatment / arbitrary arrest / medical concern: 188 Bhutanese people from refugee camps in eastern Nepal; new incident: 90 Bhutanese detainees beaten at Berhampur Central Jail

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Index Number: ASA 20/023/1996
Date Published: 21 May 1996
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, India

Approximately 90 Bhutanese people detained at Berhampur Central Jail, West Bengal, were beaten with canes by jail guards. At least 50 people were reported injured, 12 of them seriously. Two detainees had to be hospitialized. The incident apparently happened when the detainees tried to lodge a complaint with the Jail Superintendent about the beating of two detainees the previous day.


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