Staff of the Ombudsman Office and Nils Melzer visit remand prison

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Yesterday, 6 June, Staff of the DPR Ombudsman Office together with the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Nils Melzer, members of the UN Working Group and representatives of the Geneva Office of the OHCHR visited the Donetsk Remand Prison of the State Penitentiary Service of the DPR Ministry of Justice.

In the course of the visit, UN Representatives inspected detention conditions of detained persons and of the people who serve their sentence in the Donetsk Remand Prison. Also, conditions of detention of underage children and women, who have children younger than 2 years old, were inspected. Representatives of the UN Monitoring Mission discussed issues of providing medical assistance in the conditions of remand prison with the medical staff of the detention facility. The UN Special Rapporteur was given the opportunity to talk to Ukrainian servicemen, held in the specified facility.