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Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Méndez, just published in Geneva

Human Rights Council, 28 Feb 2013

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Among the recommendations, these ones apply particularly to WS:

97. With regard to Laâyoune, Western Sahara, the Special Rapporteur recommends that the Government:
(a) Investigate promptly all allegations of torture and ill-treatment during
and after demonstrations and at the Prison of Laâyoune; hold the perpetrators
accountable and provide compensation to the victims;

(b) Reconsider the jurisdiction of the military court over civilians in the case of the 23 Sahrawi men detained at Salé Prison 1 and assure that as a principle. civilians are not sentenced by military courts;
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