Are you a migrant who, during his migratory journey, has suffered humiliating and inhuman treatment such as torture? Know that now you can access the necessary care despite the injuries and beyond court the concerned for his fault.

For more information, we advise you to read this article.

In cases of torture or ill-treatment:

  • What services should I contact to file a complaint as a migrant?
  • To which structures should I go for treatment?

What is torture?

According to the United Nations Convention against Torture, the term "torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted for such purposes as obtaining information or a confession, punishment, intimidation or coercion, or for any other reason related to discrimination. Such pain and suffering must also be inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.

This definition of torture protects both Nigeriens and non-Nigeriens.

Therefore, if you are a migrant victim of torture in Agadez, you can file a complaint with the following structures:

Structures to be seized to file a complaint:

  • He can go directly to the police station to denounce the act.

Geographical position

Through the service map

Focal Point Commissariat Agadez: Abdoul Rahim Mohamed

Contact : 96 11 25 25 / 80 27 16 20

Focal Point Commissariat Arlit : Deputy Commissioner :  96 62 32 56 / 85 62 62 02

  • Getting to the gendarmerie

Click on the service map, to orient yourself

Focal Point Gendarmerie Arlit : Brigade Commander : 90 27 78 54 / 96 55 00 25

Apart from these two institutions, the migrant has the option of taking the case directly to court. Indeed, this option is often preferred because the justice system has a mastery of the law to decide, and moreover when the court transfers the case or directs the migrant to the police station, the case is often quickly treated than when the migrant goes on his own.

Court Position: you can find the position by clicking on service, once on the site

Medical care:

To seek treatment, migrants who are victims of torture have several options:

  • For psychosocial support, they can go to the MDM (Médecin Du Monde) or the CRF (Nigerien Red Cross).

MDM and CRF position and address

Agadez MDM Focal Point: Boubacar Ibrahim, contact: 92 18 60 81

Focal Point at CRF Agadez:  Mamane Ousmane, contact: 99 21 03 10

  • For psychiatric support, only the NGO COOPI intervenes with actions for asylum seekers and refugees only.

COOPI Agadez Focal Point: Abdoul Aziz, contact: 80 06 37 95

FOCAL POINT COOPI Arlit: Souley Garba Na-Allah, contact: 80 07 50 68

For psychological support too, there is in Agadez the APBE which only takes care of refugees and asylum seekers).