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Four police officers working at Dhoonidhoo detention centre have been suspended following an internal investigation which revealed they had beaten a detainee, according to an official.
Police Sergeant Ahmed Shiyam said the four were suspended indefinitely on Thursday, for assaulting an underage detainee in February, adding he could not provide more information at this stage.
The Maldives Police Service has in the past been accused of violence against detainees, even after the change of government in November 2008.
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