UN: G-Bissau tortured opposition leaders

2012-11-29 11:07
Pansau Ntchama, accused of leading a failed coup attempt, is restrained by soldiers as he is brought to Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, following his arrest.(File, AP)

Pansau Ntchama, accused of leading a failed coup attempt, is restrained by soldiers as he is brought to Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, following his arrest.(File, AP)

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New York - A new report by the United Nations says Guinea-Bissau's military and intelligence forces abducted and tortured two opposition leaders after a failed attempt to overthrow the ruling junta last month.

The report to the Security Council by the UN chief Ban Ki-moon said that after the failure of the 21 October counter-coup, Guinea-Bissau's military and intelligence services ran house-to-house searches for suspects and "abducted and tortured" opposition leaders Iancuba Djola N'djai and Sivestre Alves.

Guinea-Bissau's military government, which seized power on April, subsequently denounced the beatings and the military denied any involvement, Ban noted.

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