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Torture and detention: A Radicalisation Machine

Those accused of terrorism are often given ‘preferential treatment’, a.k.a. brutal arrests, torture, systematic incarceration in degrading conditions regardless of the severity of the offence, etc. When they are subsequently thrown into prison without being distinguished from ordinary prisoners, a radicalisation machine is set in motion inside the prison cells.
05 May 2021
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Christophe Cotteret
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Bochra Triki
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Oussema Gaidi
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Omar Aloulou
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Since the early 2000s, overcrowded detention centres have in spite of themselves become ideal places for proselytising.

Effectively targeting psychologically vulnerable detainees, these recruits become particularly receptive to doctrines conducive to violent extremism - and what they all have in common is a strong resentment towards a Tunisian state that inflicts violent and arbitrary treatment, leading to the worst.

Those arrested in cases related to terrorism are particularly exposed to this ‘preferential treatment’, a.k.a. brutal arrests, torture, and systematic incarceration in degrading conditions, regardless of the severity of the offence.

"This culture could not be completely erased after the revolution. It still persists in the Ministry of the Interior, within the police officers who handle interrogations."

In the fourth chapter, Christophe Cotteret gives the floor to psychologist Rim Ben Ismaïl who works in detention centres, cautioning against the psychological consequences to those who have been detained in cases related to terrorism.

Interspersed with testimonies from former detainees and their families, as well as lawyers specialised in cases of jihadism, this episode encourages us to reflect on what specific form of detention that could be envisioned for those detained in terrorism-related cases.

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