Arbitrary arrest and detention

Arbitrary arrest and detention

This category includes incidents in which civilians are arrested and/or detained without any formal charge or without due process. Civilians may be detained overnight or for arbitrary periods in civilian prisons or military camps, or held informally without probable cause before being released. Arrest and detention of civilians typically occurs when civilians are accused of supporting, contacting or cooperating with armed ethnic groups or prohibited political organisations. Arrest and detention has often accompanied other human rights abuses including forced labour, violent abuse, torture, rape, and summary executions. Prior to arrest, villagers may face harassment and their fear of arrest may lead them to choose temporary or permanent displacement or to seek refuge abroad.

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