MEDIA INVITE – Bosnia and Herzegovina: Amnesty International launches report on ill-treatment in detention

(Sarajevo) Amnesty International will launch a report revealing disturbingly common practices of ill-treatment by police and prison guards in Bosnia and Herzegovina at a press conference in Sarajevo on 6 February.

The report, Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Better keep quiet”: ill-treatment by the police and in prisons, points to a persistent culture of impunity among law enforcement and prison officials, as well as prosecutors, that is fuelling ill-treatment in contravention of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s international and domestic obligations.

When: Wednesday, 6 February at 10:30 Sarajevo time (09:30GMT)

Where: Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies University of Sarajevo Zmaja od Bosne 8 71 000 Sarajevo

Who: David Diaz-Jogeix — Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director at Amnesty International Omer Fisher — researcher on Bosnia and Herzegovina at Amnesty International

For more information please contact: In London and in Sarajevo — Lydia Aroyo, Europe and Central Asia Press Officer at Amnesty International, UK mobile (+44) (0) 7771 796350, e-mail: [email protected]