Italy: An increase in alleged ill-treatment by prison guards

Par Amnesty International, , N° d'index: EUR 30/004/1993

This report raises Amnesty International's concerns about the marked increase in reports of alleged ill-treatment in Italian prisons during 1992 and 1993. It cites the following reported cases: allegations of torture and ill-treatment of prisoners at Buoncammino Prison (Cagliari, Sardinia), Pianosa Island Prison, Poggioreale Prison (Naples), and Secondigliano Prison (Naples); reported ill-treatment of Giordano Otello Galati in Asinara (Island) Prison; alleged beating of Gian Carlo Ragnoli in Canton Mombello Prison (Brescia); reported ill-treatment of Biagio Mazzara in Padua District Prison; and the deaths in custody of Carmelo La Rosa in Gazzi Prison (Messina), and Alessandro Ruver in Regina Coeli Prison (Rome). A background of prison conditions is also given.

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