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Cote D'Ivoire: Further information on: Fear of torture or ill-treatment/incommunicado detention

, Index number: AFR 31/005/2005

Brian Hamish Sands died on 5 April, in the custody of the armed opposition group Forces Nouvelles (FN), New Forces, who control the northern part of Côte d'Ivoire. They had arrested him on 11 March as a suspected mercenary. The 35 alleged militiamen who were also arrested in March were transferred on the same day to Korhogo, where they are allegedly still held incommunicado.

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