12 June 2012

Claims of human rights abuses at the Lindela Repatriation Centre on the West Rand need to be probed, four rights groups said yesterday. They urged the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate allegations that health and related rights of inmates were being violated...

The four rights groups are Doctors Without Borders, Section27, Lawyers for Human Rights, and People against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty. They said in a statement: "These abuses have been documented throughout Lindela's existence. Moreover, what we know about Lindela is shocking, but our lack of knowledge of what occurs behind its walls is cause for even greater concern."

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