CONTENTS
1. PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY AND THE FUNCTIONING OF THE NATIONAL PREVENTIVE
MECHANISM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7

1.1. THE PRISON SYSTEM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7
1.1.1.
1.1.2.
1.1.3.

Complaints filed by persons deprived of liberty in the prison system ------------------------------------- 7
NPM activities in the prison system ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
Assessment of the situation in the prison system ------------------------------------------------------------- 18

1.2. THE POLICE SYSTEM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21
1.2.1.
1.2.2.
1.2.3.
system

Protection of citizens’ rights, including persons deprived of liberty in police treatment ------------ 21
Visits to police stations and detention units -------------------------------------------------------------------- 24
Assessment of the status of respect of rights of persons deprived of their liberty in the police
26

1.3. PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISORDERS WITH RESTRICTED FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT --- 28
1.4. HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY AND INFIRM ---------------------------------------------------------- 32
1.5. APPLICANTS FOR INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION AND IRREGULAR MIGRANTS ---------- 34
I.

RECOMMENDATIONS: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 48

II.

CONCLUSION ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 51

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