Gendarmes Torture Accused Regiment of Presidential Security Members11 Jan 2019, by CS Database in
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 Occurrence||Burkina Faso|
|Security Agents Involved||National Gendarmes|
|Legal Foundations||Article 2 of the Burkinafaso Constitution|
|Rights Implicated||Right to Dignity|
No legal action was taken against the gendarmes nor an investigation undertaken.