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Amnesty Accuses Nigerian Police Unit of Torture, Bribe-taking

Amnesty International accused a Nigerian police unit on Wednesday of torturing suspects and demanding bribes to free them - allegations dismissed by the police. The rights group said people arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were starved, beaten, shot and subjected to mock executions "until they either make a 'confession' or pay officers a bribe to be released." Nigeria's national police force denied the allegations, saying it did "not employ...

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