Head of AIDHR attends discussions held with UN representatives

United Nations Office in Azerbaijan hosted a meeting with participation of leading Human rights defenders and heads of NGOs on September 8. In the frame of gathering representatives of sub-Committee Against Torture (CAT) established in accordance with the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) held discussion with the leading human rights advocates and made exchange of views on the relevant field.

Attendee of the meeting Ahmad Shahidov Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) evaluated the discussions as fruitful and since the meeting was conducted under closed doors he did not further elaborated on the outcomes.

As for information, on the eve of their visit to Azerbaijan representatives of Sub-Committee Against Torture (CAT) inspect pre-trial detention facilities, prisons, military prisons, temporary detention center for immigrants, psychiatric or social care centers and other facilities. They also met chiefs of these facilities, Azerbaijani national preventive mechanism, NGOs and tried to gather as thorough information as they can.

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