U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1994/31 (1994)(Nigel Rodley, Special Rapporteur).


Information transmitted to the Government


37. By letter dated 26 August 1993 the Special Rapporteur transmitted to the Government the following two cases of torture alleged to have occurred in Angola.


38. Charles Mpoti was arrested on 5 October 1990 in Luanda on charges on being a member of UNITA and taken to Estrada Catete prison, where he was allegedly tortured. Medical reports prepared abroad shortly afterwards stated that Mr. Mpoti had a sprained left shoulder with lesions of the circumflex nerve that prevented him from raising his arm. It was also found that he had major sequelae of burns on the buttocks. He was arrested again on 14 October 1992 and detained for three weeks in Estrada Catete prison, where he was allegedly tortured once more.


39. Godfrey Absalom Nangoya, a member of the Associaçao Civica de Angola and one of the leaders of its human rights programme, was arrested at his home in Luanda on 1 November 1992, together with his wife and children. They were taken to a police station, where Mr. Nangoya and his wife were reportedly beaten in the presence of their children. As a result, he had a broken tooth

and a wound on one arm. His wife and children were released four days later, while he was transferred to Estrada Catete prison. One night while he was sleeping in his cell, a guard reportedly fired a shot at him and nearly killed him.

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