Amnesty International blames Police for 289 deaths
Santo Domingo.- Amnesty International denounced Wednesday that 289 people died at the hands of the National Police; 60 journalists and other media workers underwent harassment or physical aggressions, and at least 100 were evacuated by force in several parts of the country from January to September last year.
In its annual report read by local investigator Chiara Liguori, AI said these figures come from a study conducted from January to December last year in different parts of the nation.
Quoted by listin.com.do, Liguori said Amnesty International’s annual report contains denunciations from 155 countries on abuses against human rights.
He said the organization’s more than 3.0 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries wage a campaign to end abuses against human rights.
Citing Justice Ministry statistics, the AI representative said 289 people died at the hands of Police in 2011, compared with 260 in 2010, and cases of tortures during police interrogations and massive arbitrary arrests still continue.