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Mauritania: Fear of torture or ill-treatment/Incommunicado detention New Concern: Prisoners of conscience

, Index number: AFR 38/004/2004

In June 2003, the government of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya defeated a military coup, and scores of army officers were arrested. Amnesty International has received further information about some of the men accused of involvement in the military coup and subsequent alleged coups in August and September 2004. These men are being held incommunicado, and are at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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