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Positive comments but also concerns about Cyprus in UN Committee Against Torture report
CNA - Cyprus/NICOSIA 06/12/2019 20:22

The UN Committee Against Torture has praised Cyprus for legislative amendments enacted on the legal rights of detainees but has also expressed concerns about reports of ill treatment and sexual abuse of detainees by police officials.

In a press release the UN Committee Against Torture says it has published its findings on the rights record of Burkina Faso, Cyprus, Latvia, Niger, Portugal and Uzbekistan it examined during its latest session from 11 November to 6 December 2019.

Referring to Cyprus, the Committee “praises amendments to the legal rights of detainees and prisoners, but remains concerned about reports of ill-treatment and sexual abuse of detainees by police officials, and urges effective measures, inter alia, to ensure the implementation of fundamental legal safeguards.


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