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In Paraguay, numerous reports allege that torture and ill-treatment are routinely practiced by police and prison officials in a total climate of impunity. Human rights defenders, including environmental defenders, are also subjected to violence and continue to be criminalized. Minority and excluded groups in the country face harsh repression : the LGBTIQ+ population is often verbally and physically assaulted by anti-rights groups, while the National Police fails to protect them or detain the attackers. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination called on Paraguay to protect indigenous peoples’ rights, especially their land claims, as evictionss are frequent. The OMCT raised these worrying situations at the 47th session of the Committee Against Torture, in 2011. It also focused as a priority on the wrong definition of torture in the legislation of Paraguay, which contributes to a high degree of impunity.