EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Kazakh Prisoners + Torture + UN SR Manfred Nowak

Posted by Info on 15/07/2011

Kazakhstan sees regular protests from prisoners at the terrible conditions in the jails, which often involve inmates slicing open their own abdomens.

Manfred Nowak, the former Special Rapporteur on torture for the United Nations, reported in 2009 that “torture and ill treatment certainly goes beyond isolated instances” in Kazakhstan’s prisons, adding that he had received “credible allegations” of beatings with fists and bottles and asphyxiation with plastic bags.

ButMr Aitken, who is working with Kazakhstan’s justice ministry on a series of prisoner rehabilitation schemes disagrees claiming that Nowak’s picture was misleading.
“They’re extraordinarily clean. British prisons aren’t nearly as clean as Kazakhstan’s prisons.

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