Nigeria police routinely violate human rights: UN torture rapporteur Michael Sung at 8:50 AM ET
[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak [UN profile] accused Nigeria's national police of widespread human rights violations Monday, telling the UN Human Rights Council [official website] that Nigerian police routinely tortured suspects during investigations. Nowak also deplored Nigeria's unsanitary and overcrowded detention facilities, saying that some prisoners even lacked food and water. The UN Human Rights Council is conducting its 7th session [official website] in Geneva, and will hear reports [UN materials] from independent experts and UN missions to various states until March 28.
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