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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Romania

Strasbourg, 24.11.2011 – The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published today the report on its most recent visit to Romania (5 to 16 September 2010), together with the response of the Romanian Government. Both documents have been made public at the request of the Romanian authorities.

During the visit, the CPT reviewed the measures taken by the Romanian authorities following the recommendations made by the Committee after its previous visits. In this connection, particular attention was paid to the treatment of persons detained by the police and the conditions of detention in a number of police establishments. The Committee also examined in detail various issues related to prisons, in particular the situation of juveniles, life-sentenced prisoners and prisoners classified as “dangerous”.

In their response, the Romanian authorities provide information on measures taken to implement the recommendations made by the Committee.

The CPT's report and the response of the Romanian Government are available on the Committee's website:

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