The authorities arrested Zouhayer Makhlouf on September 4, 2002. He was detained at the Ministry of Interior in the capital Tunis and questioned by the State Security Department after being arrested without warrant and held in incommunicado detention for four days. Both men were released without charge on 8 February; two days after the initial UA had been issued.
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Dominican Republic: Threatened with death after torture (UA 91/14)
Two men were reportedly tortured while in police custody in the Dominican Republic on 12 April.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.