For the first time, human rights officials are paying attention, too.
Human rights officials reported that hundreds of people were beaten by soldiers and government militia groups.
Human rights officials have also met with public school teachers, encouraging them to allow their students to talk about the events.
Thousands of others have been killed in army massacres, rights officials say.
But civil rights officials take a different view of the school system's obligations.
The owner has decided to flee the country, the rights official said.
"It is very disturbing," said a foreign human rights official.
Human rights officials and former detainees said living conditions at the detention center had also improved.
A leading international human rights official here said, "The law sets a terrible precedent."
Sentences ranging from six months to three years were handed down the next month, Western human rights officials said.