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Federal Republic of Germany: Alleged ill-treatment of Mimoun T.

, Index number: EUR 23/007/1993

On the evening of 7 October 1992, Mimoun T. and a friend were stopped near Frankfurt am Main railway station by several uniformed police officers. According to his statement, Mimoun T., a 25-year-old Moroccan, asked the officers if they wanted to see his identity papers, but before he could show them he was badly beaten, kicked, handcuffed and pushed into a police van. After collapsing at the police station, he was taken to hospital where he was shown to have multiple bruise marks to his face and lower limbs, two weals down his back, and suspected concussion, and spent nine days in hospital as a result. His wife and lawyer have lodged complaints regarding his ill-treatment with the Public Procurator. The police are said to have lodged a counter complaint against him.

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