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).


Information transmitted to the Government

656. By letter dated 26 August 1993 the Special Rapporteur informed the Government of reports he had received concerning Mahimbo Kaoneka, a retired civil servant and chairman of the registered political party Chama Cha Demokrasi, who was arrested on 19 December 1992 on Msimbazi Street, in the city centre of Dar es Salaam. He was taken to the Msimbazi police station where he was alleged to have been severely beaten by several officers, who did not tell him the reason for his arrest. He was released the following day. A doctor at the Muhimbili medical centre who examined him on 21 December found that one of his ribs had been broken and his right eye damaged.

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