Constitutional Court rules in favour of Cameroonian man mistreated by police

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of a Cameroonian man who said he had been treated in a humiliating manner by the Czech police. In trying to expel the man from the country, officers used tear gas and handcuffs on him and transported him around the airport on a luggage cart. The police’s internal affairs unit had previously found that the treatment had not been unjustified; it has been ordered to reconsider the matter. The court said the man had not been informed of the exact date of his flight, which had evidently led him to employ passive resistance.

Author: Ian Willoughby