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NCHR examines prison conditions across the country

Graphic: Two men walk in a prison courtyard, Jordana

The NCHR has called for improvements to be made for the conditions of inmates in Jordan's prisons.

The National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) said it is following up on the situation at the Kingdom's rehabilitation and correctional centres and the alleged assault of a professor in Ramtha, the Jordan Times reported.

The move comes after receiving complaints from families of prisoners about alleged violations and a lack of services, a statement from the NCHR said.

The NCHR has contacted the family of Professor Mohammad Thyabat, who was allegedly assaulted by Criminal Investigation Department officers earlier in the week, and reviewed the measures that were taken against the agents, including referring them to the civil judiciary.

Video clips purportedly showing riots and inmates harming themselves with sharp objects at Swaqa Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre circulated on social media last month, causing outrage among many Jordanians.

In its statement, the NCHR called for improvements to be made for the conditions of prisoners in the Kingdom's detention centres.

The NCHR also called for improvements in the conditions of security personnel to support them in the performance of their duties.

Date: 12 October 2017

Source: Jordan Times


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