Council of Europe urges a halt to mistreatment of prisoners

Council of Europe urges a halt to mistreatment of prisoners


Europe’s top human rights watchdog on September 6 urged Turkey to halt all mistreatment of prisoners, saying that the conditions in Turkish detention centres were not “reassuring,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) reported.Turkey has made progress in stamping out abuse of prisoners, but detainees are still beaten, threatened and humiliated, a Council of Europe special anti-torture committee said in a new report. The committee last December visited some ten Turkish police stations, prisons and psych...


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