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Dominican Republic: End police abuse to comply with UN treaty

Headline Title:  Dominican Republic: End police abuse to comply with UN treaty 22 February 2012 The Dominican Republic must break with its shameful practise of police abuse now it has ratified the UN Convention against Torture, Amnesty International said. The international treaty, which prohibits torture and other ill-treatment of police detainees, comes into force in the Caribbean nation on Thursday, 23 February. Amnesty International has previously documented shocking levels of abuse, including torture and unlawful killings, carried out by police in the country. “The Dominican Republic…

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