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Vol 46 No 14

Published 8th July 2005


Torturers beware

Politicians and officials accused of human rights crimes may think twice about visiting France, after last week's conviction of Mauritanian Captain Ely Ould Dah for offences committed in his home country. The Assize Court in Nîmes gave him ten years in gaol for his part in a 1990-91 crackdown on black southern soldiers and police, when thousands were arrested and hundreds killed.

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