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Senegal: first visits

11-07-1996 News Release 96/27

The ICRC has for the first time visited prisoners in Senegal. In early June a team of delegates, including a doctor, saw persons arrested in connection with the events in Casamance. They visited and registered 138 individuals being held at Dakar-Rebeuss prison and a further 45 at Ziguinchor prison. In both cases the delegates were able to speak freely with all the detainees, who had an opportunity to write Red Cross Messages to their families.