Algeria: Briefing to the Committee Against Torture

Index Number: MDE 28/001/2008

Amnesty International submits this briefing for consideration by the Committee Against Torture. This briefing summarizes some of Amnesty International’s main concerns on Algeria. These concerns relate broadly to a persistent pattern of secret detention and torture by the Department for Information and Security (Département du Renseignement et de la Sécurité, DRS); to the failure of the state party to provide an effective remedy to victims of human rights abuses, including torture and ill-treatment; and to continuing violence against women.

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