The Civic Solidarity Platform Working Group on the Fight Against Torture presents a new report
This report: "Torture and Ill-treatment of human rights defenders and activists during external and internal conflict situations" reviews the practices of torture and ill-treatment of human rights defenders and civic activists during conflict situations, including armed conflict, as well as civil unrest and mass protests brutally suppressed by the authorities using weapons, including lethal action. This report covers several OSCE countries and outlines documented cases of torture and ill-treatment of human rights defenders and civic activists and evaluates the effectiveness of the public authorities' response to these incidents.
The paper was presented to representatives of OSCE institutions.
To learn more, read the whole report. Attached please find a document in English.
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Photo: Death cell in Poperinge city hall, Belgium.