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Lebanon: Medical Letter Writing Action: Torture and ill-treatment of women in pre-trial detention

, Index number: MDE 18/014/2001

Women arrested in Lebanon risk torture and ill-treatment at the hands of police officers, especially during pre-trial detention where they are routinely held incommunicado. Furthermore, conditions in Lebanon's four women's prisons have serious shortcomings including overcrowding, lack of hygiene and inadequate medical attention.

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