Deputy-President of National Authority for the Prevention of Torture of the Republic of Tunisia Nabiha Kefi Ep Badri and Secretary General Dhiaeddine Mourou are in Armenia for the purpose of examining the experience in torture prevention of the Armenian Human Rights Defender’s Office. Today they visited “Avovyan” penitentiary institution of RA Ministray of Justice, accompanied by the Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan and representatives of the Department for Prevention of Torture and Ill-Treatment of the Defender’s Office.
In the penitentiary institution, the visitors got familiarized with the monitoring methods implemented by the Defender’s staff, observed the operation of devices measuring the surface area, lighting, humidity and temperature of the cells.
As a reminder, within the framework of the project implemented by the Council of Europe, the experience of the Human Rights Defender’s Office as National Preventive Mechanism has been introduced to other countries for implementation. For the same purpose, the representatives of the National Centre for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Morocco visited Yerevan in July.