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Algeria: Torture in the "War on Terror" : A memorandum to the Algerian President

, Index number: MDE 28/008/2006

This memorandum addressed to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika describes Amnesty International's concerns in relation to continuing reports of secret detention and torture of terrorist suspects in Algeria. It makes recommendations to address these concerns and invites the Algerian authorities to provide information on any investigations that have taken place in respect of 12 specific cases of alleged secret detention and torture and other ill-treatment. Amnesty International is also concerned that the measures of "national reconciliation," by failing to address the gross human rights abuses of the past, may further entrench the use of torture in Algeria.

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