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Equal in the Eyes of the Law: Police Brutality and the Abuse of Human Rights in the Republic of Mauritius - Osama Daneshyar

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Barcode: 9781903718025 The report is written by Osama Daneshyar a British barrister, who was sent in April this year as an observer to the republic, by the Islamic Human Rights Commission...

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The report is written by Osama Daneshyar a British barrister, who was sent in April this year as an observer to the republic, by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC). IHRC initially became involved after receiving reports about the torture and ill-treatment of prominent politician Mohammed Cehl Fakemeeah, also known as Cehl Meeah. Daneshyar met with former detainees and victims of torture, as well as the Attorney General and Chief Inspector Radhoa, the police officer given unlimited jurisdiction to pursue criminal investigation in Mauritius by whatever means. 

The report outlines the irregularities of the case brought against Cehl Meeah, the torture he has received whilst in detention and the impossibility of a fair trial. However it also addresses other cases and issues to do with the criminal justice system. Daneshyar reports that a culture of police brutality is prevalent in Mauritius: 

"Speaking to Mr Emmanuel Leung Shing, Attorney General of Mauritius, his claim that everyone gets their fair share in Mauritius whether Muslim, Creole or white, I came to realise by the end of my visit to be very true. Everyone in Mauritius has had their fair share of police brutality, whether Muslim, Creole or white.” 

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Equal in the Eyes of the Law: Police Brutality and the Abuse of Human Rights in the Republic of Mauritius - Osama Daneshyar

£1.00