Côte d’Ivoire: Torture scenes in the most populated prison

Posted on | januari 6, 2011 | No Comments

A video is currently creating a stir among the Ivorian online community. It shows militaries beating up prisoners in the “Maison d’Arrêt et de Correction” prison (MACA). According to the person who posted the video, the prisoners are Alassane Ouattara’s partisans. Since the beginning of the political crisis in Ivory Coast, dozens of people have been arrested in Abidjan for their political opinion, and jailed at the MACA.

On December 10th, Jean-Paul Ney, a French journalist accused by Laurent Gbagbo of a coup attempt in December 2007, posted on his website “Les grandes oreilles“, a video shot in 2008 while he was detained at the MACA. The video showed a mutinery of prisoners followed by inhumane torture acts inflicted by military forces.

Author: Julie Owono


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