Five Jordanians dead due to torture in detention centers

Jordan: As many as five Jordanians are reported to have died due to systematic torture in the Kingdom’s detention center said Jordanian Adaleh Centre for Human Rights Studies.

“Torture is systematically carried out in Jordan through a constant and repeated context. Physical and psychological torture is used as a means of investigation in security services such as the Criminal Investigation Department and the Anti-Narcotics Department to obtain confessions” the Human rights centre’s executive director, Assem Rababa’a told a press conference on Monday.

Speaking of the rising death tolls of Jordanians in detention centers, Rababa’a said that the centre has faced several challenges during the preparation of the report since the authorities do not permit organizations to visit or monitor the places of detention.

He further explained that the report did not include all cases of torture but only includes the death resulting from torture, MEM reports.