Men, women and children tortured to confess to crimes in Mauritania
Police in Mauritania are using torture to coerce men, women and children to confess to crimes while in custody, Amnesty International said after a 10-day research mission. The delegation in Mauritania interviewed around 60 detainees, including women and children, held in three prisons in the capital, Nouakchott. "Prisoners, including men held on ordinary and terrorism-related charges, spoke to us about the torture they had faced while in police custody.
26 June 2013