Portugal: Torture and ill-treatment: summary of Amnesty International's concerns

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 38/001/1993

This report describes continued concerns regarding allegations of torture and ill-treatment by public order officials from all the law enforcement agencies and the prison service in Portugal. it is illustrated by specific cases of torture and examines the concern over the functioning of the criminal justice system in investigating complaints of ill-treatment and bringing those responsible to justice. It also contains comments on Portugal's Initial Report submitted in May 1993 to the United Nations Committee against torture.

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