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On Thursday 30 April, National Preventive Mechanism visited Penitentiary-Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica. The visit was carried out to check how the institutions implement measures to contain coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and how the exercise of fundamental rights of persons deprived of liberty is ensured in these circumstances. The management and the staff fully cooperated during the visit. At the same time, the NPM investigated if several allegations regarding violations of the rights of persons deprived of liberty, obtained via the designated hotline, were founded. In this regard, the NPM conducted unsupervised interviews with two convicted persons and reviewed relevant documentation.

We remind that the NPM number 066 800 70 13 is available every day during the state of emergency, from 8 am to 10 pm.