Greece: Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee

Report on Greece (pdf)

The CPT has recommended various measures to stamp out ill-treatment by law enforcement officials; they include investigating allegations of ill-treatment thoroughly and, where appropriate, imposing disciplinary and/or criminal sanctions on the officers concerned... and the establishment of an independent police inspectorate. The conditions in the detention facilities for illegal migrants in Athens, in the Evros region and on the islands of Chios and Mytilini were of particular concern to the Committee. Most of the facilities visited were in a poor state of repair, unhygienic and lacking in basic amenities. The CPT noted that prisons in Greece remain overcrowded and offer only an impoverished regime for prisoners.

- Appendices to the Greece report on prisons and detention centres (pdf)

- Press release on Greece report (pdf)

- Government response to the report (pdf)


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