Spain: Adding insult to injury: The effective impunity of police officers in cases of torture and other ill-treatment

Spain: Adding insult to injury: The effective impunity of police officers in cases of torture and other ill-treatment

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Index Number: EUR 41/006/2007
Date Published: 14 November 2007
Categories: Spain

Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees by law enforcement officials in Spain is ongoing and widespread. This comprehensive report documents cases of torture and other ill-treatment of detainees in custody throughout the country. At the hands of the police, victims have experienced assault, verbal abuse, insults and threats, leading to psychological distress, serious injury and even death. The report concludes with a series of recommendations to the Spanish Authorities to end impunity.


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