Austria: The alleged ill-treatment of Maryam Movasedi-Borojerdi

Index Number: EUR 13/001/1999

There is concern at allegations that an Austrian citizen Maryam Movahedi-Borojerdi and her Rwandan husband Robert Philipe were subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by police officers following their arrest on 8 March 1998. A formal complaint has been made to the Ombudsman’s Office (Volksanwaltschaft), but there is also concern at the length of time being taken to investigate these allegations.

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