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Paraguay: Fear for safety/ill-treatment

, Index number: AMR 45/005/2001

Five juvenile detainees Jorge Herebia, Rafael Pereira, Oscar Acuna, Jimmy Orlando, Dos Santos, Diego Acosta and other detainees at Panchito López Juvenile Detention Centre, have reportedly been beaten by prison guards after they informed a delegation from Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) that they had been tortured. Four of them were then transferred to adult prisons, and the other was put in an isolation cell.

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