SENEGAL: Truth and reconciliation body on torture proposed
Abidjan, 3 August 1999 (IRIN) - A leading Senegalese human rights body, the Rencontre africaine pour la defense des droits de l'Homme (RADDHO), has called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission on human rights violations in the country's southern area of Casamance, AFP reported.
In a report published on Tuesday, RADDHO condemned the existence of torture and inhuman treatment in Casamance, where the Mouvement de forces democratique de la Casamance has been fighting a secessionist war for the past 17 years.
AFP did not report whom RADDHO was condemning for the human rights abuses, but the NGO has accused government troops of such practices in the past.
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