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Amnesty criticises Algerian killings

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7030.532 (Published 02 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:532
  1. Peter Kandela

    The killing of inmates at Serkadji prison in Algeria last year has been criticised in a report from Amnesty International. Last February a disturbance took place at the prison that the government claimed was the result of an abortive escape attempt. During the disturbance at least 96 prisoners were killed, of whom 80 had been held on charges of terrorist acts. Amnesty says that it has evidence that shortly before the disturbance several high profile prisoners …

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