Two prison guards were suspended and criminally charged for the abuse.
In May the minister of justice suspended both the management and the guard commander of the prison.
Mozambique has a democratic constitution and an estimated population of 22.4 million.
President Armando Guebuza was reelected in October 2009 in a contest criticized by several national and international observers, including the EU and the Commonwealth, as lacking a "level playing field" and faulted for lacking transparency, integrity, impartiality, and independence.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Section 1 Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom From: a.