Togo: Prisoner of Conscience / Torture / Harsh prison conditions, Houndjo Mawudzro
Prisoner of Conscience and student activist, Houndjo Mawudzro was arrested on 7 November on charges of "defamation of character and false accusation" ("atteinte à l’honneur et dénonciation calomnieuse”). He is being held at Lomé Civil prison where conditions of detention amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. This is his second arrest in less than three months. During his first detention in September, he was reportedly tortured while in custody.