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Further information on UA 30/91 (MDE 30/04/91, 28 January) - Tunisia: torture in garde a vue detention: Monji Jouini

, N° d'index: MDE 30/005/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 30/05/91
Distr: UA/SC
5 February 1991
Further information on 30/91 (MDE 30/04/91, 28 January 1991) - Torture in garde
à vue incommunicado detention
TUNISIA:Monji Jouini
Monji Jouini, the 35-year old Tunisian governmnent employee arrested on 19
December 1990, was released without charge on the afternoon of 30 January 1991.
He had been held in garde à vue incommunicado detention in police custody
for 43 days, that is 33 days beyond the maximum 10-day period permitted by
Tunisian law.
Monji Jouini was reportedly tortured and ill-treated during his prolonged
garde à vue incommunicado detention at Bouchoucha Police station in Tunis.
He is one of the several hundreds arrested in Tunisia during the last four
months on suspicion of being a sympathizer of the unrecognized Islamic movement
al-Nahda.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Express and airmail letters:
- welcoming Monji Jouini's release, but expressing concern that he was held
in garde à vue detention 33 days beyond the 10-day period allowed by Tunisian
law;
- expressing concern at reports that Monji Jouini was tortured during detention,
and urging that a full investigation be initiated into these reports.
APPEALS TO:
Son Excellence
Président M. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Président de la République
Palais Présidentiel
Tunis/Carthage, Tunisie
M. Abdelhamid Escheikh
Ministre de l'Interieur
Ministère de l'Interieur
Place du Gouvernement
Tunis, Tunisie
M. Chedli Neffati
Ministre de la Justice
Ministère de la Justice
Boulevard Bab Benat
Tunis, Tunisie
COPIES TO: Tunisian diplomatic representatives in your country.
PLEASE SEND ALSO COPIES OF SOME OF YOUR APPEALS, FOR INFORMATION, TO:
Ligue Tunisienne pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme
1, rue Canada
2
Tunis, Tunisie
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 19 March 1991.

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