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Visits

The NPM team visited today Police Station Velika Plana, which is a part of the Police Administration in Smederevo.

uring the unannounced, the NPM team members accomplished successful cooperation with police officers, who provided the insight into the requested documentation in the files on detention of persons and in the files referring to the application of the means of coercion. They were also provided with the conversation with police officers as well as the visit to the premises for detention of persons, there are two of them at the station and during this visit NPM team members did not find any person in detention.

In compliance with the established practice, NPM shall make a report on the paid visit and issue to the competent persons corresponding recommendation.

The team of the National Preventive Mechanism visited today the Police Administration of Zaječar. At the seat of the Police Administration, they visited the premises for detention of persons who are there pursuant to the Law on Road Traffic Safety and Law on Offences and at the moment of visit, there were no detainees.

Furthermore, members of the NPM team visited the premises for detention at the District Prison in Zaječar, where persons are detained pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Code and interviewed one detained person, collected data on the conditions where detained persons stay and on the treatment they receive.

At both institutions of detention, official persons cooperated with the NPM team, provided them with undisturbed access to documentation, premises and conversation with employees.
The NPM shall execute a report on the paid visit and issue corresponding recommendations via competent channels.

The National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) visited the Home for mentally ill persons "Curug" on July 2. The visit was realized in order to determine the treatment towards beneficiaries and the conditions in which they are staying.

The representatives of the Home realized full cooperation with the NPM enabling him to unhindered fulfill his mandat.

On June 28, 2019, the National Prevention Mechanism made an unannounced visit to the Home for adults and elderly people in Trbunje to determine the regularity and legality of the work of Home in respect of the rights of the beneficiaries with intellectual and mental disabilities.

The employees of the Home realized full cooperation with the NPM team and enabled him to unhindered fulfill his mandate.

On June 14, 2019, the National Preventive Mechanism made an unannounced visits to the Požarevac Police Department and to the Detention Unit of the Corectional Penitentiary Institute in Pozarevac - Zabela. In addition to the Ombudsman's representatives, the NPM team consisted of representatives of the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights and an expert - a doctor of the forensic specialist.

With the aim of preventing torture and / or other forms of ill-treatment, special attention was paid to the treatment of police officers toward inmates and detainees. A part of the NPM team visited the detention facility at the police station, while the other part of the team in the Detention Unit of the Penitentiary in Požarevac - Zabeli conducted interviews with detainees.The doctor of the forensic medicine inspected the relevant medical documentation from the first medical examination after the admission of the person in the Institute and the manner of documenting the observed injuries, if any.

Although the visit was unannounced, the cooperation of the authorities with the NPM team was complete and constructive, in which way it was possible to accomplish the NPM mandate in the concrete case.