Concerns in Europe November 1990 – April 1991

Amnesty International’s (AI) concerns in some 20 European countries from November 1990 through April 1991 are described in this report. They include alleged ill-treatment, sometimes amounting to torture, of detainees by police or prison staff, imprisonment of conscientious objectors to military service, cases of controversial killings in contested circumstances by law- enforcement agents, issues connected with unfair trials and the death penalty. A list of states which have ratified or acceded to international treaties or conventions is provided and the appendix lists documents issued on countries in Europe during the period which the report covers.

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