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Panama: Further information on excessive use of force / legal concern / medical concern: Traslacion Acosta, Vidal Concepcion, Alejandro Jimenez, Fermin Franco Cortes, Silverio Pimentel, Enrique Concepcion, Ana Acosta, Anselmo Acosta (aged 12), Liborio Con

, Index number: AMR 44/003/1995

All of the above-named were relased on 18 April 1995, except for 12-year-old Anselmo Acosta, who was released into the custody of a local indigenous landowner. He was returned to his family on 27 April. Proceedings in connection with the case continue in the Attorney General's office in Veraguas province. Some of those released must report to the police every weekend, which means a journey from the mountains once a week.

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