Today, the National Preventive Mechanism visited the District Prison (DP) and the Police Department in Smederevo.
The visit to DP Smederevo was aimed at controlling the presence of psychoactive substances in the institution and the response of the institution to that, which continued the activity started towards the end of the previous year. The NPM conducted interviews with security, treatment and health care services, as well as with several persons deprived of liberty. In addition, during the interviews with the recently detained persons, NPM representatives examined how the police treated them during their deprivation of liberty.
During a visit to the Smederevo Police Department, the NPM monitored the adherence of the Police Department to CPT's Recommendations, the use of coercive measures, investigated existing complaints, the manner of questioning, handling the confiscated items, conditions in holding facilities and conduct towards detained citizens.