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Reports

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.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the District Prison in Subotica will enable foreign nationals information concerning the exercise of their rights in prison, in a language they understand. Also, in order to improve the treatment of migrants punished for a misdemeanor, prison officers in Subotica will be informe the diplomatic missions only with the consent of the persons deprived of their liberty.

The Ombudsman is carrying out the work of the NPM in September 2015, visited the District Prison in Subotica in order to monitor the competent authorities according
to migrants punished for a misdemeanor.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the Centre Principovac has established method of keeping records on the number of persons arriving in the Center, as well as on their gender and age. In accordance with the recommendation addressed to the Center, house rules are visible and translated into English, Arabic and Farsi. Also, the Commissioner has further improved the living conditions in the Center in a manner that is qualified heating system and provided conditions for regular replacement of sheets, upon receipt of a new persons in the Center.

The Ombudsman in carrying out the work of the NPM in September 2015, visited the Regional Center of the border police to the Croatian border crossing Sid, as well as the reception center Principovac. Reports on the visits were sent to the competent authorities. To the Commissioner for Refugees and Migration and to the Centre Principovac three recommendations were issued, in order to improve treatment.