AHC Denounces Violence in Albanian Prisons
Albanian Daily News
Published October 5, 2017
The Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC) denounced on Thursday an episode of violence in Peqin prison. According to ACH a prisoner serving his conviction in this prison was physically violated by several police officers in his cell.
"The prisoner V.G. that is serving his conviction period in Peqin prison became subject to physical violence during an inspection in his cell. The police officers searching for forbidden objects in possession of the prisoner exercised violence on him using the rubber sticks. A physical examination of the prisoner conducted by the AHC forensic experts evidences numerous bruises on his back, knees and foots," AHC reported.
AHC considered this episode as a clear violation of the human rights while appealing for urgent measures toward the persons responsible for this act.