Russian Federation: Supplementary briefing to the UN Committee against Torture
This document provides additional information to supplement the preliminary briefing. It highlights the use of laws and practices which obstruct access to lawyers and relatives of suspects and accused persons, and facilitate torture and ill-treatment. The document sets out other administrative and judicial shortcomings in prevention and investigation of allegations of torture or other ill-treatment, and concerns about conditions of detention. It also updates cases which are included in Amnesty International's preliminary briefing to the UN Committee against Torture.