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Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee publishes report on Armenia

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 Armenia in April 2004, together with the response of the Armenian Government. These documents have been made public at the request of the Armenian authorities.
16/11/2006
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The main purpose of the visit was to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the course of or following demonstrations organised by opposition parties in Yerevan in April 2004. In its report, the CPT has recommended measures to stamp out ill-treatment by the police, ensure the effective implementation of the existing legal provisions related to police custody, and improve conditions of detention in police and prison establishments.

The CPT's visit report and the response of the Armenian Government are available on the Committee's website at http://www.cpt.coe.int