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Visits

On May 8, 2019, the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) conducted a control visit to the prison in Nis in order to follow the recommendations from the Report on the visit of 2017 and to review the actual situation in the prison. During the visit, NPM conducted interviews with representatives of the prison services and visited the premises in the second pavilion for persons deprived of liberty. Besides, the team also conducted unannounced interviews with detainees and persons who have been assigned prosecution custody up to 48 hours under the Code of Criminal Procedure, who are located at the premises of the prison Nis.

All the employees of the prison realized full cooperation with the NPM and enabled him to fulfill his mandate.

On 24 April 2019, the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) team monitored the forced removal process of a citizens of the People's Republic of China. During short period of time, they were accommodated at the Padinska Skela Reception Center for Foreigners and left the Republic of Serbia with a flight from "Nikola Tesla" Airport Belgrade.

This was the first monitoring of the forced return that NPM had made since the enforcement of the new Law on Foreigners, which regulates the obligation for the NPM to monitor the procedure of the forced removal of foreigners.

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the National Preventive Mechanism team made an unannounced visit to the Sremska Mitrovica Penal-Correctional Institution. The main goal of this visit was to get an insight into the situation in the reception department, for which NPM during previous visits found to be overpopulated. Apart from the representatives of the Protector of citizens, representatives of the Provincial Ombudsman and the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights were also part of the NPM team.

On February 26, 2019, the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) visited institutions in Kragujevac in which persons are or may be deprived of their liberty. Divided into two teams, NPM visited the Clinical Center Kragujevac - Clinic for psychiatry and Gerontology Center Kragujevac - facility 3 intended for the care of beneficiaries with dementia.

The visits were aimed at monitoring the treatment of patients and beneficiaries at the accommodation in these institutions, as well as reviewing the conditions in which they reside.

On 29 January 2019, the National Preventive Mechanism teams visited the Kragujevac District Prison and Police Department, both the headquarters of the PD and the Batočina and Lapovo police stations.

Visits were conducted in order to follow-up the NPM recommendations that were sent after previous visits to these institutions and all officials have fully cooperated with the NPM.