Ecuador: Vicente Munoz Ruiz: death under torture
AI is concerned about the reported death during torture of Vicente Munoz Ruiz. He is reported to have drowned while being tortured by members of Guayas Judicial Police. Vicente Munoz, a market stall-holder, was arrested on 22 February 1995. He was reportedly transferred to the Modelo Barracks. A lieutenant and a police officer are reported to have taken him to a quay and submerged him in water, with his hands bound behind his back. An investigation has been opened into his death but independent human rights groups are concerned that the case may be transferred into the jurisdiction of the police judicial system. Should this happen, AI fears that the full facts of his death may never be known.