Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation

posted 8 Dec 2017, 13:56 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 13:59 ]
7 December 2017

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out a visit to the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation from 28 November to 4 December 2017. It was the Committee’s twelfth visit to this Republic.

The CPT’s delegation reviewed the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty by the police in the Chechen Republic. Another objective of the visit was to examine the effectiveness of investigations into allegations of ill-treatment of detained persons by law enforcement officials. [Read more]