Spain: The alleged ill-treatment of Carlos Vina Pena
Carlos Vina, the 39-year-old director of a security company and a serving officer in the reserve of the Guardia Civil, Civil Guard, was allegedly beaten by police on 4 August 1993. He went to the police station in La Coruna with another man, to make a statement about a car accident. At the station, without apparent reason or warning, he was allegedly assaulted by a uniformed corporal of the National Police with his truncheon. A doctor who later examined him noted extensive bruising to his body. He was later informed of his rights and charged with resisting arrest. He has made a formal complaint to the court about his ill-treatment.