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Tunisia: Risk of torture/Ill-treatment

, Index number: MDE 30/002/2003

Walid Ben Amor, Mohamed Bourguiba, Mohsen Mahroug were arrested in the town of Zarziz (380km south of the capital Tunis) on 5 February, reportedly by plainclothes police. In the days that followed, Sami Nouiri and Ahmed Friia and other individuals, most of whom were students aged between 17 and 23, were also arrested. All are reportedly being held in incommunicado detention and are at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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