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Rights group says five died under torture in Jordan detention centres

A prisoner is escorted to his cell on September 24, 2014 in, Jordan. [Jordan Pix/ Getty Images]
A prisoner is escorted to his cell on September 24, 2014 in, Jordan. [Jordan Pix/ Getty Images]

Jordanian Adaleh Centre for Human Rights Studies said as many as five persons have died due to “systematic” torture in the kingdom’s detention centres.

“Torture is systematically carried out in Jordan through a constant and repeated context. Physical and psychological torture is used as a means of investigation in security services such as the Criminal Investigation Department and the Anti-Narcotics Department to obtain confessions” the centre’s executive director, Assem Rababa’a told a press conference on Monday.

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According to Rababa’a the centre has faced several challenges during the preparation of the report, mainly obtaining information from law implementing agencies and that civil society organisations are not allowed to visit and monitor places of detention.

Rababa’a explained that the report did not document all cases of torture, only death resulting from torture which has increased in Jordan.

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