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Lesotho: Authorities must ensure an independent investigation into torture allegations and death

, Index number: AFR 33/9896/2019

Amnesty International, the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) and the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) call on the Lesotho authorities to ensure that police officers reasonably suspected of criminal responsibility are held accountable in fair trials, without recourse to the death penalty. They further urge that victims of torture and other ill-treatment are provided with effective remedies, including adequate compensation and rehabilitation. The authorities must ensure that victims of these violations have access to medical care and access to psychological support for as long as needed.

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