Public Prosecutor to handle case of man who was tortured, died in police custody

Jordan

Published: 2018-06-11 12:37

Last Updated: 2018-06-11 14:09


The man passed away on Friday. (John D. Cook)
The man passed away on Friday. (John D. Cook)
Roya News Source

After carefully looking into the case of the Jordanian man who died in police custody at Al Shmeisani Police station in Amman on Friday, the National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) said in a statement on Sunday that it will be referring his case to the Public Prosecutor.

The man died after the police officers on duty hit his head against the wall, a security source said. The man’s family told the NCHR that their son died after being violently tortured by police officers.

Immediately following the incident, the Public Security Director ordered a probe into the man’s death, while five police officers connected with the incident were placed under arrest, the same source said.

While the NCHR said that the Public Security Director’s actions were a step in the right direction, it noted that torture-related crimes need to be referred to a Civil Court, regardless of any actions or punishments taken by the Public Security Directorate (PSD).