Niger: Legal concern / fear of ill-treatment / probable prisoners of conscience

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AFR 43/001/1997

At least 100 members and supporters of the Front pour la restauration et la defense de la democratie (FRDD), Front for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy, a coalition of eight opposition parties, including: Mahamane Ousmane, former President, leader of the CDS party, Mahamadou Issoufou, former President of the National Assembly, leader of the PNDS party, Mamadou Tandja, leader of the MNSD party: At least 100 people arrested on 11 January 1997 when security forces broke up a peaceful demonstration, are being held incommunicado and without charge. There is concern they may face torture or ill-treatment.

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