EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 28/14/94
19 December 1994
Further information on UA 417/94 (MDE 28/13/94, 28 November 1994) - Fear of
torture / Legal concern
ALGERIAAbdelkrim MAMMERI, clerk at the Ministry of Justice (previously
incorrectly described as Head of Personnel at the Ministry)
Amnesty International received information on 19 December 1994 that Abdelkrim
Mammeri was brought before a magistrate on 12 December. He is currently
detained in El Harrach Prison in Algiers and is awaiting trial on a charge
of belonging to an armed group.
The organization deplores the fact that he was held in incommunicado garde
à vue detention for 31 days and is seeking information on his treatment during
that period and on his present state of health and conditions of detention.
There are no further recommended actions for the Urgent Action Network at
present, pending further information on Abdelkrim Mammeri's health and
conditions of detention. Thank you to all who have sent appeals on his behalf.