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Anti-torture Committee publishes report on Russian Federation

17/12/2013

Anti-torture Committee publishes report on Russian Federation
 

Strasbourg, 17.12.2013 – At the request of the Russian authorities, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its periodic visit to the Russian Federation, carried out in May and June 2012, together with the response of the Russian authorities.

During the visit, the CPT’s delegation visited places of deprivation of liberty in Moscow, Leningrad and Vladimir Regions, as well as in the Republics of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and Udmurtia.

Amongst its recommendations, the CPT called on the Russian authorities to strengthen action to prevent ill-treatment of detainees by police and members of other agencies (including the Federal Drug Control Service and the Federal Security Service) and reiterated the importance of effective investigation into suspected cases of ill-treatment.

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