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Uruguay: Summary of AI's concerns in 1992

, Index number: AMR 52/001/1993

While welcoming steps taken by the Uruguayan Government intended to improve respect for human rights, AI believes that measures still need to be taken to eradicate certain human rights violations. AI is concerned about reports of ill-treatment in police custody of detainees suspected of common crimes: a number of victims were minors, including a mentally-handicapped 17-year- old. Cases cited include those of Diego Pereira, aged 15 and Andres Nieves and Nicolas Jorge, aged 14. Other concerns in 1992 included the conditions in Libertad Prison; the status of investigations into the death in detention of Rafael Beron Charquero; the investigation into the killing of Raul Gonzalez; and human rights violations committed during the period of military rule.

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