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“ TURKEY: COUNCIL OF EUROPE REPORT ON THE IMRANI PRISON ”

Anti-torture monitors have published today a report on their visit to a prison on the Turkish island of Imral?, where Abdullah Öcalan is an inmate.

In the course of the visit to the F-type High-Security Closed Prison, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) delegation examined the conditions under which Öcalan and the five other inmates are held.

It also reviewed the measures taken by the Turkish authorities in the light of the recommendations made by the CPT after its previous visit to the prison (in January 2010), in particular as regards communal activities offered to the prisoners and the application in practice of the prisoners’ right to receive visits from relatives and lawyers.

The Report is available HERE