Honduras: Three former detainees allege torture

Jesus Arquimides Monzon Mejia, Miguel Angel Montoya and Benjamin Manzanares Castro were arrested without warrant on 2 December 1992. They say that they were taken to a local police station where they were beaten and subjected to the capucha (hood) to make them confess to a robbery, which they deny having committed. They were released for lack of evidence after two days. They have made complaints to the Office of Professional Responsibility for the Armed Forces and to the National Commissioner for the Protection of Human Rights. AI does not know what steps have been taken to investigate their complaints.

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