Report: Spain: Out of the shadows: time to end incommunicado detention

15/09/2009 – In Spain, people held in incommunicado detention may be deprived of effective access to a lawyer as well as access to a doctor of their own choice, and are unable to inform their family and friends of their detention. Under Spanish law, incommunicado detention can be imposed before or after the detainee is brought before a judicial authority.