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Torture continues in Algeria

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1675
  1. Michael Peel
  1. Examining doctor Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London NW5 3EJ

    EDITOR,—Having recently published the results of a study on Zairean asylum seekers,1 the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture has done a similar study on asylum seekers from Algeria. Algeria was chosen because it is a country in which there is a little known civil war2 and severe abuses of human rights,3 yet the Home Office is deporting asylum seekers back to the country.

    In Algeria civilians are trapped between the security forces and armed Islamic groups.3 Teachers are targeted, often by both sides: by …

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