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UA 410/92 - Algeria: fear of torture: Ahmed Bentchikou

, Index number: MDE 28/009/1992

Ahmed Bentchikou, a 21-year-old builder's merchant, was arrested on 29 November 1992 and has been held incommunicado since. The legal maximum period under anti-terrorist legislation for garde-a-vue detention is 12 days; Ahmed Bentchikou has now been held beyond this period. Ahmed Bentchikou's family has inquired since about his whereabouts but has not been told where he is being held or given any reason for his continued detention.

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