Director of Prison orders a sick female prisoner handcuffed and chained to bed for 12 days

Director of Prison orders a sick female prisoner handcuffed and chained to bed for 12 days

17 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Lieutenant Bariou Fatoumbi, the acting director of the prison of Cotonou ordered a sick female prisoner handcuffed and chained to a bed for 12 days at the Teaching Hospital of Cotonou.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceBenin Republic
Date of Occurrence28 Apr 2016
Security Agents InvolvedDirector of Prison
Legal FoundationsArticle 18 of the Constitution of the Republic of Benin
Rights ImplicatedRights against torture, maltreatment, inhumane or degrading treatment
Actions Taken

The constitutional court ruled against Lieutenant Bariou Fatoumb.

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