Medical letter writing action: Republic of Yemen: corporal punishment

Medical letter writing action: Republic of Yemen: corporal punishment

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Index AI : MDE 31/002/1992
Date de publication : 27 février 1992
Catégorie(s) : Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord, Yémen

Amnesty International is concerned about the imminent introduction of a new Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, expected during the holy month of Ramadan, beginning 5 March 1992. AI is concerned that whipping and amputations may be introduced as judicial punishments. Another concern is the possible involvement of medical professionals in these punishments, which would be in breach of international medical ethics codes.