Local Gendarmerie Tortures Driver to Death

Local Gendarmerie Tortures Driver to Death

11 Jan 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Bokoum Salif, a driver in Dedougou, died after being arrested and detained by the local gendarmerie. Bokoum was accused of stealing a computer at the house of the head of the local gendarmerie. Relatives who visited him before his death stated that he presented signs of torture.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceBurkina Faso
Date of Occurrence06 Apr 2016
Security Agents InvolvedNational Gendarmerie
Legal FoundationsArticle 2 of the Burkinafaso Constitution
Rights ImplicatedRight to dignity

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