Police accused of abusing asylum-seekers

24th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 July 2006, MALAGA – Four policemen in Malaga have been accused of sexually abusing immigrants at an asylum-seeker centre.

24 July 2006

MALAGA – Four policemen in Malaga have been accused of sexually abusing immigrants at an asylum-seeker centre.

Judge Elena Sancho remanded three policemen in custody and bailed a fourth.

Three other workers from the Centre for Internment of Foreigners were also bailed after being charged with failing to prevent criminal offences.

The women who have accused the police officers of abuse are four Ukrainians, a Brazilian and a Moroccan, all described as being young.

The judge started to take statements on the case late on Saturday, hearing evidence from the women and the officers and viewing three photographs taken by asylum-seekers on mobile phones.

The provincial secretary of the Unified Union of Police, SUP, Manuel Beaín, said all the defendants denied the charges against them.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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