Gendarmes Torture Accused Regiment of Presidential Security Members

Gendarmes Torture Accused Regiment of Presidential Security Members

11 Jan 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Some former Regiment of Presidential Security members accused of attempting to attack an armory in 2015 claimed during their trial that gendarmes tortured them during their detention in Ouagadougou and Leo. Additionally, one of the witnesses, Ali Ouedraogo, a son of one of the accused RSP members, stated gendarmes physically assaulted him during the search of their house as part of the investigation.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceBurkina Faso
Security Agents InvolvedNational Gendarmes
Legal FoundationsArticle 2 of the Burkinafaso Constitution
Rights ImplicatedRight to Dignity
Actions Taken

No legal action was taken against the gendarmes nor an investigation undertaken.

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