Strasbourg, 13.03.2008 - 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 ad hoc visit to Latvia in May 2004, together with the
responses of the Latvian authorities. These documents have been made public at
the request of the Latvian Government.
The main purpose of the visit was to review the measures taken by the Latvian authorities to implement the recommendations made by the Committee after its 2002 visit. Particular attention was paid to the treatment of persons detained by the police and conditions of detention in police establishments and prisons. The CPT's delegation also examined the regime and security measures applied to life-sentenced prisoners.
The CPT's visit report and the responses of the Latvian authorities are available on the Committee's website (http://www.cpt.coe.int).