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Bosnia and Herzegovina: CPT publishes report

last updated May 04, 2012

On Thursday 26 April 2012, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) released its report after its visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 2011. During its visit, the delegation received a number of allegations of ill-treatment by the police force such as beating with batons, handcuffing in stress positions, the placing of plastic bags over the head of suspects and the infliction of electric shocks. Mostly these abuses occurred during interrogations.

Other concerns related to the lack of activities for prison inmates and the inadequate safeguards surrounding their placement as well as overcrowding in some social care homes and a psychiatric clinic of a prison.

In their response, the authorities said these matters will be addressed.

CPT: Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

CPT report (2012): Bosnia and Herzegovina