Spain: Out of the shadows - Time to end incommunicado detention

Spain: Out of the shadows - Time to end incommunicado detention

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Index Number: EUR 41/001/2009
Date Published: 15 September 2009
Categories: Spain

Amnesty International considers that the incommunicado regime in Spanish law is a violation of Spain’s obligations under international human rights law. No other European Union country maintains a detention regime with such severe restrictions on the rights of detainees. The continuing allegations of torture and other ill-treatment demonstrate the grave consequences detention in this regime may have. Amnesty International calls on parliament to abrogate the existing legislation and to ensure the effective protection of the rights of all persons deprived of their liberty.


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