Torture, Inadequate Detention Conditions, and Excessive Use of Force by Guinean Security Forces
This 30-page report documents how police brutally torture men and boys held in police custody. The victims are individuals suspected of common crimes as well as those perceived to be government opponents. Once transferred from police custody to prison, many are left to languish for years awaiting trial in cramped, dimly lit cells where they face hunger, disease and sometimes death.
- "The Perverse Side of Things"
- I. Summary
- II. Background
- III. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of Suspects in Police Custody
- IV. Prolonged Pre-trial Detention in Guinean Prisons
- V. Prison Conditions
- VI. Excessive Use of Force and the Killing of Unarmed Demonstrators
- VII. Conclusion
- VIII. Recommendations