Thursday, April 12, 2007

Police threaten to torture 10-year-old girl

Police in the southern Dong Thap province have been suspended after they threatened a 10-year-old girl with torture, according to local press reports. The girl's fifth grade teacher had taken her to the police station on suspicion of stealing the equivalent of US$3 dollars from her classroom. Police threatened to jail or torture her, but she maintained her innocence. Since the incident she has refused to go back to school and has been hospitalized for psychological problems.

Source: Associated Press, April 11.


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