Spain: Torture and ill-treatment: summary of Amnesty International's concerns
This paper describes AI's concerns about allegations of torture and ill- treatment by the security forces in Spain. A brief outline is given of the system of preventive detention and legal representation, including details of amendments introduced as part of anti-terrorist legislation. Some cases of torture or ill-treatment are described. They are: over 30 people arrested in 1992, suspected of involvement with ETA; two tourists, Mohamed Mahmoud Amer Hegazy and Emad Raed Shilbi, arrested in Ibiza in September 1991; members of a multinational rugby team allegedly attacked by police in May 1992; trade union leader Antonio Copete Gonzalez, arrested in May 1992.