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Reports

In accordance with the recommendations of the NPM, police officers in Police Department Subotica will in their future work allow to all PDLs to keep with them in cells all the relevant documentation (decision on detention, the form notice of rights, medical report, etc.. ) during the deprivation. Decision on detention will continue to be issueed and handed to the PDLs in legally prescribed time limits, and also the patterns on the rights of detained persons are made in foreign and national minority languages, classified and labeled, so that police officers can give to the PDLs in a language they understand. Police officers will be applied in the reports of police powers specify the exact time of their start and end, and will not attend the medical examination of a detained person, except in situations when the doctor asks.

Police Department Subotica has taken measures in order to eliminate the identified deficiencies in the treatment of detainees, and for the purpose of complying with the recommendations addressed from NPM, they introduced all the organizational units within the Department. Also, Department informed the police station in its composition that in the future duty police officers have to have the keys form all official premises available in order to allow the NPM to fully perform their mandat during the (night) unannounced visits.

NPM has conducted unannounced nighttime visit Police Department Subotica on 24 March 2016. After visit NPM submitted a report on the visit, with six recommendations for elimination of the identified deficiencies.

In accordance with the recommendations of the NPM, Police Department of Pozarevac ordered to all police stations within that police officers ensure written confirmation when they attend a medical examination of PDLs, as well as the reasons for such action. Police Department gave the instructions to all its  district police stations that the time of detention, according to the Code of Criminal Procedure, will counted from the moment when the person came in the station, and not from the moment in which the person has been notified that he/she is suspect, and that for him/her will be ordered the detention measure.

In the coming period will be held training police officers on how to deal with persons with mental disabilities.

NPM carried out the visit to the Police Department of Pozarevac and to the regional police stations on 14 and 15 March 2016. After visiting PD of Pozarevac Report on the visit was submitted, with the recommendations for improving the identified deficiencies.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the Penal - Correctional Institution in Niš has significantly improved the work of the Institution, as well as the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty. The Institution started developing a project for the supply and installation of an adequate system of audio-video surveillance and measures were taken to improve the exercise of religious rights of the convicted. Also, in response authority stated that 834 convicted hired for labor, which is almost 100 convicted more than in the time of the visit. NPM  conducted an unannounced visit to Penitentiary Niš, on 19 April 2016.

Acting on the recommendation of the NPM, the Reception-transit Center for migrants in Subotica conspicuously highlighted house rules, translated into English, Arabic and Farsi language. The NPM, in April 2016 visited the Center and after which Report on visit with reccomendations was submitted to the competent authority.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, Zaječar Police Department (PD) hand to all detainees a written notice of rights, and after completing the detention written record of detention for insight and signature. Costs of food for all detainees in police stations now come from the Police Department Zaječar.

Material conditions in the detention facilities of the PD Zaječar have been enhanced, so as better artificial illumination is provided, while in police stations Sokobanja and Boljevac were starting with preparation of project documentation and provision of funds for renovation of existing premises for detention. Also, PD Zaječar has taken measures and provided keeping audio and video surveillance in all police stations. In the coming period, with the consent of the Police Directorate, PD Zaječar is planning to conduct the training for police officers in relation to work with persons with mental disabilities.

The Ombudsman in carrying out the work of the NPM, in November 2015, visited Zajecar Police Department in order to monitor the treatment of detained persons and to follow up the recommendations addressed through the report on the visit in 2012.