Pretrial Detention and Torture: Why Pretrial Detainees Face the Greatest Risk

Moritz Birk, Julie Kozma, Roland Schmidt, Zoe Oliver Watts, Debra Long & Elina Steinerte
Torture and other ill-treatment are not aberrations; they are common—even routine—in many detention facilities around the world. And while it is often assumed that torture victims are likely to be political prisoners or suspected terrorists, most victims are ordinary people accused of ordinary crimes. In fact, it is pretrial detainees—people who have not been tried or found guilty—who are most at risk of torture. Pretrial Detention and Torture: Why Pretrial Detainees Are Most at Risk...
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