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Further information on UA 194/92 (AFR 12/04/92, 11 June) - Angola: death in police custody: Francisco dos Santos Queiros

, Index number: AFR 12/007/1992

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AFR 12/07/92
Distr: UA/SC
25 June 1992
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Further information on UA 194/92 (AFR 12/04/92, 11 June 1992) - Death in police
ANGOLA:Francisco dos Santos Queirós
Amnesty International has received further information about the case of
Francisco dos Santos Queirós. The organization has learnt that the autopsy
carried out on the body of Francisco dos Santos Queirós revealed that he had
been shot after he was beaten. His sexual organs also showed signs of torture.
No other inquiry is known to have taken place.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/airmail letters:
- expressing concern about the report that Francisco dos Santos Queirós was
killed in police custody;
- seeking clarification of this report;
- asking whether there was an official inquiry into his death and, if so,
requesting copies of the report of the inquiry;
- requesting copies of the autopsy report;
- noting that the United Nations Body of Principles for the Protection of All
Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment, Principle 34, requires
that whenever the death of a detained person occurs a judicial inquiry should
be carried out and that the findings of such an inquiry should be made available
upon request;
- urging, if no inquiry has been carried out, that a full judicial inquiry
be set up to establish the precise circumstances of his death so that those
responsible may be brought to justice, and so that steps may be taken, in
accordance with international standards, to ensure the safety of prisoners
held in police custody.
1) Interior Minister:
Sua Excelência
Francisco Magalhães Paiva "Nvunda"
Ministro do Interior
Ministério do Interior
República Popular de Angola
Telegrams: Sua Excelência Francisco Magalhães Paiva, Ministério do
Interior, Luanda, Angola
Salutation: Sua Excelência / Your Excellency
Page 2 of FU 194/92
2) Procurator General:
Exmo Sr Antero Gruedosa de Abreu
Procurador Geral da República
Procuradoria Geral da República
CP 1274
República Popular de Angola
Telegrams: Exmo Sr Antero de Abreu Procuradoria Geral da República, CP
1274, Luanda, Angola
Salutation: Exmo. Sr. / Dear Sir
3) Provincial Police Chief:
Primeiro Superintendente
Gaspar Manuel da Silva
Comandante Provincial da Polícia
Direcção da Polícia Provincial
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro, 204
República Popular de Angola
Telegrams: Primeiro Superintendente Gaspar da Silva, Direcção da Polícia
Provincial, Luanda, Angola
Salutation: Exmo. Sr. / Dear Sir
Foreign Minister:
Sua Excelência
Pedro de Castro Van Dúnem "Loy"
Ministro das Relações Exteriores
Ministério das Relações Exteriores
Palácio do Comércio
Avenida Comandante Gika
República Popular de Angola
and to diplomatic representatives of Angola in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 6 August 1992.

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