U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1994/31 (1994)(Nigel Rodley, Special Rapporteur).

Dominican Republic

Information transmitted to the Government

200. By letter dated 26 August 1993 the Special Rapporteur informed the Government of reports he had received concerning an incident on 21 July 1993 when the police tried to eject several peasant families from some land which had been allocated to them in the area of Mate de Palma, Guerra, during the 1960s. One of the peasants, Juan Díaz Ulerio, was reported to have been severely beaten. Moreover, a merchant who had accompanied the police and laid claim to the land, poured petrol over Díaz Ulerio and, in the presence of the police, set fire to him. As a result, he was admitted to hospital with third degree burns.

201. By the same letter the Special Rapporteur reminded the Government of the case of Felipe de Jesús Medrano García, transmitted in 1992, regarding which no reply had been received.

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