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Cyprus: police abuse, prison overcrowding and poor conditions in psychiatric and social care establishments among critiques in anti-torture committee report

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) Strasbourg 26 April 2018
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Cyprus: police abuse, prison overcrowding and poor conditions in psychiatric and social care establishments among critiques in anti-torture committee report

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) raises concerns over persistent allegations of police ill-treatment in Cyprus in a new report published today.

During a visit last year to Cyprus, a CPT delegation logged credible allegations of ill-treatment of detained persons, including juveniles, by police officers – notably at Limassol and Paphos Central Police Stations. Alleged ill-treatment – especially against foreign nationals – included slaps, punches and kicks to the head and to other parts of the body.


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