Office of Ombudsman
Press-release N 1662-2226/339-10, 02.12.2010
The members of the
Ombudsman’s NPM group against torture V. Maharramov and V.Haydarov
long-term visits at the penitentiary institutions No. 1 and 15 of the
of Justice Penitentiary Service.
They inspected the
dormitories, punishment cells, quarantine zones, meeting rooms,
medical facilities, mosques and church, stockroom, kitchens, canteens,
libraries, gymnasiums, ping-pong and billiard-rooms and other premises
The members of NPM
group received a number of inmates, interviewed them in private,
their rights and also learned imprisonment conditions.
Existence of libraries
for effective arrangement of inmates’ leisure times, preparation of
newspapers by the collective council, creation of conditions for
appreciated as positive cases. Moreover, canteens, kitchens, laundries
bath-rooms at those penitentiaries are in normal conditions.
It should be noted a
number of shortcomings also were found. For example, the floors of
of penitentiary No. 1 are made of stone; stomatological apparatus is in
conditions, the common living space in penitentiary No. 15 is small so
meet the standard requirements.
given to the administration of facilities for elimination of found
and improvement of the imprisonment conditions.