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Lesotho: Twenty-three risk unfair trial and death penalty

, Index number: AFR 33/2912/2015

Twenty-three members of the Lesotho army face a court martial on mutiny charges. Twenty-one have been in custody since May and in solitary confinement for over a month. There are concerns that evidence against them was obtained through torture and that they will not receive a fair trial. If found guilty, they face the death penalty.