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Visits

More than 30 foreigners in 2015 expressed an intention to seek asylum in the Republic of Serbia, which is founded during the visit of the team Ombudsman border police station at the airport ,,Nikola Tesla" in Belgrade, which was carried out in order to observe the treatment of migrants, in particular asylum-seekers. These foreigners were  sent to centers for asylum, but it was noted that a small number of them spoke to the competent authorities in order to implement further the asylum procedure.

In future The Ombudsman will  intensify visits to the airport and do an immediate insight into the behavior of the police towards the incoming passengers, in order to check whether they are able, in accordance with the law, to express an intention to seek asylum.

During the visit, the team of the Ombudsman has achieved a very good and professional cooperation with the commander of the border police Slobodan Copić and his associates.

NPM team, composed by employees of the Ombudsman Office and medical experts, on 08 May 2015 carried out an announced visit to the Clinic for Psychiatric Diseases "Dr Laza Lazarevic". The reason for this visit was to examine the implementation of the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).

NPM team, composed by employees of the Ombudsman Office and medical experts, realized on 27 April 2015 late evening unannounced visits to the District Prison in Leskovac. During the visit, special attention was paid to the persons placed in a closed ward and in detention in order to investigate the occurrence of torture and other forms of abuse or ill-treatment.

After midnight, on 28 April 2015, NPM team visited Leskovac Police Department, to examine the condition of premises for police custody and protection from possible abuse.

National preventive mechanism, on 20 and 21 April 2015, conducted a visit to Police Department Kragujevac to determine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, asylum seekers and irregular migrants.

NPM team conducted a visit, on 20 and 21 April 2015, to the Police Department Kragujevac to determine the regularity and legality of the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty and asylum seekers and irregular migrants.