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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee carries out visit to Greece

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out an ad hoc visit to Greece from 8 to 11 November 2022.
14/11/2022
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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee carries out visit to Greece

The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment of persons held in the Korydallos Psychiatric Hospital for prisoners and to carry out targeted follow-up visits to certain areas of the Korydallos Prison Health Centre and the Korydallos Men’s Prison. The delegation also visited the recently established transgender unit in Korydallos Women’s Remand Prison.

In the course of the visit, the delegation met George Gerapetritis, Minister of State at the Office of the Prime Minister, and Konstantinos Papathanasiou, General Secretary for Anti-Crime Policy at the Ministry of Citizen Protection, as well as other senior officials responsible for prison matters at this Ministry and from the Ministry of Health.

At the end of the visit, the delegation presented its preliminary observations to the Greek authorities.

The visit was carried out by Alan Mitchell, President of the CPT (Head of delegation), Sebastian Ładoś and Elsa Bára Traustadóttir. They were supported by Hugh Chetwynd (Head of Division) of the CPT’s Secretariat, and assisted by an expert, Jutta Heilmann, Consultant for Psychiatry, Medical Psychotherapy and General Medicine (Austria).


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