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Torture by Police, Forced Disappearance

& Other Ill Treatment

In the early years of the 21st Century gvnet.com/torture/SolomonIslands.htm

Solomon Islands

The bulk of the population depends on agriculture, fishing, and forestry for at least part of its livelihood. Most manufactured goods and petroleum products must be imported. The islands are rich in undeveloped mineral resources such as lead, zinc, nickel, and gold. Prior to the arrival of Ramsi, severe ethnic violence, the closing of key businesses, and an empty government treasury culminated in economic collapse. Ramsi's efforts to restore law and order and economic stability have led to modest growth as the economy rebuilds. [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

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CAUTION:  The following links have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in the Solomon Islands. Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated or even false.  No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

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Amnesty International accuses Solomon Is police of torture

Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC News, 1 March 2003

www.abc.net.au/news/2003-03-01/amnesty-international-accuses-solomon-is-police-of/1222864

[accessed 9 Feb 2014]

Amnesty International claims that police in Solomon Islands have tortured women on the island of Guadalcanal, severely beating them with heated wire and bush cane.

At least nine people, including four police officers, have been killed in the operation and Amnesty International claims special constables and volunteers armed by the police have tortured suspected supporters of Mr Keke, burned down their homes and killed their livestock. Amnesty alleges that some special constables have severely beaten the wives of a number of Mr Keke's men using heated wire and bush cane. The international human rights group says these abuses present a challenge for the new Police Commissioner, Bill Morrell, from the United Kingdom who arrived in the Solomons in late January pledging to uphold human rights.

Human Rights Reports 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 6, 2007

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2006/78791.htm

[accessed 12 February 2013]

TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN, OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT The law prohibits such practices, and there were no confirmed reports of such practices by the police during the year. There were a few allegations by detainees that they were mistreated by police during questioning.

Freedom House Country Report - Political Rights: 4   Civil Liberties: 3   Status: Partly Free

2009 Edition

www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2009/solomon-islands

[accessed 12 February 2013]

There is no military. Domestic security and law enforcement are provided by a civilian-controlled police force of about 1,000 people, but poor training, the widespread abuse of power, and factional and ethnic rivalries have undermined public trust in the service. Prison conditions meet minimum international standards.

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