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Nigeria denies accusations of torture by rights group

[JURIST] US-based rights group Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] has issued a new report [text] detailing accusations of police torture in Nigeria [press release]. Nigeria responded with a sharp denial, saying in a statement that "[We] can say without fear of contradiction that torture is not routinely practiced in Nigeria". Nigerian officials further said that any reported abuse is investigated and security forces are being reformed to improve human rights conditions. AP has more.

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