Public Defender: Prisoners spend 22, 26, 36 and 48 days and even nights in the de-escalation room, where the maximum term of detention shall be 72 hours

We have cases when prisoners spend 22, 26, 36 and 48 days and even nights in the de-escalation room, where the maximum term of detention shall be 72 hours, - said Public Defender Nino Lomjaria at the Human Rights Committee meeting.

According to Nino Lomjaria, the practice of placing prisoners in de-escalation rooms for a long time, for inappropriate and punishing purposes, can be considered cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

“I would like to emphasize the practice of placing prisoners in de-escalation rooms for a long time, for inappropriate and punishing purposes, which can be considered cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. As a result of the visit, it was found out that prisoners sometimes spend 22, 26, 36 and 48 days and even nights in the de-escalation room, where the maximum term of continuous detention shall be 72 hours”, the Public Defender said.

Public Defender Nino Lomjaria presented a special report on the results of the monitoring carried out by the Special Preventive Group of the Public Defender in penitentiary establishments N2, N8, N14 and N15.

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