Police Torture and Deaths in Custody in Nigeria
This 76-page report is based on over 50 interviews with victims and witnesses of torture and is the first comprehensive study on the subject. The report documents brutal acts of torture and ill-treatment in police custody, dozens of which resulted in death. Across Nigeria, both senior and lower-level police officers routinely commit or order the torture and mistreatment of criminal suspects. Human Rights Watch urges foreign governments funding police reform in Nigeria to be more critical about police abuses, such as torture.
- "Rest in Pieces"
- I. Summary
- II. Recommendations
- III. Methods
- IV. Background: Attitudes Towards Policing
- V. Deaths in Police Custody
- VI. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
- VII. Rape by the Police
- VIII. Abusive Conditions of Detention and Denial of Medical Treatment
- IX. Lack of Due Process of Law
- X. Obstacles to Redress
- XI. Police Reform
- XII. Conclusion
- XIII. Acknowledgements