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März-Brief 2002

Hier ist das Anschreiben an die Vertretung des Landes


Kanzlei der Botschaft der Republik Namibia
S. E. Herrn Hinyangerwa Pius Asheeke
Wichmannstr. 5, 2. Etage
10787 BERLIN

Exzellenz,

Sie erhalten hiermit eine Kopie meines Schreibens an den Justizminister Ihres Landes. Darin wird er gebeten, einen Fall von Folter von Häftlingen durch die Sicherheitskräfte zu untersuchen. Amnesty international möchte, dass alle Foltervorwürfe zum Gegenstand einer umfassenden und unabhängigen Untersuchung gemacht und dass die Verantwortlichen gegebenfalls vor Gericht gestellt werden.

Ich hoffe sehr, das auch Sie diesen Appell unterstützen werden.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen


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Hier ist der Brief an das betroffene Land


The Hon Ngarikutuke Tjiriange
Minister for Justice
Ministry of Justice
Private Bag 13248 Windhoek
Republic of Namibia

Dear Minister,

I would be grateful if you would allow me to bring to your attention the following situation which, as a supporter of amnesty international, I find quite intolerable.

In August 1999 over 300 people were arrested and then, in police custody, tortured. They were accused of participating in attacks on government buildings by the armed opposition group "Caprivi Liberation Army". After having been released without charges, more than 130 of these people raised charges of torture. These proceedings are still pending. Three police officers have still not been suspended from duty, despite having been accused of torture by the prisoners.

One of the torture victims is Oscar Luphalwezi, for 24 years a leading police officer. His body bears numerous scars from the beating which he suffered after his arrest. Among those arrested, 128 of them will have to answer charges of high treason.

I am asking you to put an end to all torture and abuse of prisoners by the security forces, and to initiate a full and independent inquiry into all accusations of torture. Furthennore, all those responsible should be brought to justice. Amnesty international demands the humane treatment of all prisoners, according to Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Yours sincerely,


Copy to: Kanzlei der Botschaft der Republik Namibia
S. E. Herrn Hinyangerwa Pius Asheeke
Wichmannstr. 5, 2. Etage
10787 BERLIN
Germany