2003 Report by the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Theo van Boven
1257. By letter dated 2 September 2002 sent jointly with the Special Rapporteur
on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Special Rapporteur advised
the Government that he had received information regarding Solomon Y.B.
Rogers, a 69-year-old senior Revolutionary United Front (RUF) representative,
who reportedly died in Pademba Road prison on 20 July 2001. He was reportedly
a diabetic patient, ill and suffering from palpitations, hypertension and swollen
feet. In the days preceding his death he reportedly had been provided with medical
care by the prison doctor. Concerns had however been expressed that Solomon
Rogers was not given access to specialist medical attention. It was reported that it
was only when another prisoner, who had reportedly witnessed his health
worsening, called for help that he was transferred to the prison infirmary. He
reportedly died hours later.
This report has been published by Equipo Nizkor and Derechos Human Rights on August 2, 2005.