Arnis Kadiķis was sentenced to 15 days’ detention for a minor offence. He served his sentence with four other detainees in a cell measuring only 6m2. There was no window in the cell, no ventilation and he was not allowed out. As a result, Mr Kadiķis saw no daylight and had no access to fresh air for 15 days. There was also no mattress, blanket or bedding of any kind. He was given only one meal per day.