Poland: Crime suspects face ‘appreciable risk” of police ill-treatment

Anti-torture experts say crime suspects face the “appreciable risk” of being ill-treated when in the custody of Poland’s police.

Azerbaijan: New anti-torture report reveals “systemic and widespread” torture, impunity and corruption in law enforcement

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published the findings of six visits to Azerbaijan – in 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – together with the responses of the Azerbaijani Government.

Greece: New anti-torture report highlights concerns about psychiatric establishments and treatment of foreign detainees

Today’s publication follows a nine-day visit to Greece carried out in April by a delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

Cyprus: Anti-torture experts warn authorities over police abuse and prison overcrowding

Allegations of police abuse, prison overcrowding and poor conditions in psychiatric and social care establishments, are prominent in a new report on Cyprus.

New anti-torture report on Spain

Anti-torture experts want Spain to put an end to its “incommunicado detention regime,” to protect criminal suspects from the “intrinsic potential for ill-treatment” but national authorities claim the measure is needed “in the context of the fight against terrorism.”