Spain: Crisis of identity: Race-related torture and ill-treatment by State Agents

Index Number: EUR 41/001/2002

This report examines the specific issue of race-related torture or ill-treatment by state agents in Spain between 1995 and the beginning of 2002. Amnesty International addresses concerns about “racial profiling” – unfair treatment by law enforcement officers, including stops and searches, on the basis of race or ethnic origin – deaths in custody, rape or sexual assault of women in police custody, arbitrary detention, the expulsion and ill-treatment of children, ill-treatment during forcible or mass expulsions, the failure of police to protect against racist violence, and the issue of impunity.

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