The main objective of the visit was to review the treatment of persons held in penitentiary institutions, in particular at two correctional colonies in the Kharkiv area, namely Colonies Nos. 25 and 100. The visit to Colony No. 100 also provided an opportunity to review the situation of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment. In addition, the CPT’s delegation visited, for the first time, Colony No. 77 in Berdyansk. Another objective of the visit was to examine the action taken by the investigative authorities in relation to complaints of ill-treatment of inmates by prison staff.
The main findings and conclusions of the CPT are set out in the executive summary of the report.
The report has been made public under an automatic publication procedure introduced by the Ukrainian authorities in 2014.