HRW: Lebanese police torturing, raping detainees

June 26, 2013 16:21

BEIRUT - A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on Wednesday accused Lebanese police of torturing and raping drugs users, prostitutes and gays in their custody.

HRW said it had found cases of police putting detainees in stress positions for hours, dislocating shoulders, breaking teeth and noses, denying access to food, water and medicine, and sexual violence.The report was based on 50 interviews with people arrested for suspected drug use, sex work, or homosexuality over the past five years.

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