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A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out an ad hoc visit to the Republic of Moldova from 5 to 11 June 2018.
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits prisons in Moldova

The purpose of the visit was to assess progress made in implementing the Committee’s previous recommendations concerning the situation in prison establishments. To this end, the CPT’s delegation visited Prison No. 13 in Chișinău, Prison No. 10 for juveniles in Goian and Prison No. 6 in Soroca.

In the course of the visit, the delegation held consultations with Victoria Iftodi, Minister of Justice, Anatolie Munteanu, Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice, and Aureliu Suhan, Acting Director of the National Prison Administration, as well as with other senior officials from the Ministry of Justice. The delegation also met Mihail Cotorobai, People’s Advocate (Ombudsman), and members of the Council for the Prevention of Torture (National Preventive Mechanism).

The visit was carried out by the following members of the CPT: Mykola Gnatovskyy (President of the CPT and Head of the delegation), Julia Kozma, Tinatin Uplisashvili and Hans Wolff. They were supported by Elvin Aliyev of the CPT’s Secretariat.

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