Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Better keep quiet”: ill-treatment by the police and in prisons

Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Better keep quiet”: ill-treatment by the police and in prisons

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Index Number: EUR 63/001/2008
Date Published: 7 February 2008
Categories: Bosnia-herzegovina

This report details Amnesty International’s concerns with regard to ill-treatment by the police forces and in prison establishments in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). It raises concern about the failures of the authorities to take measures to safeguard against ill-treatment, and to ensure adequate medical care and adequate conditions for persons deprived of their liberty. It highlights the obligations placed on the BiH authorities under international law to prohibit torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.


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