NKR: Civic Action Center Conducted Monitoring

CIVIC ACTION CENTER CONDUCTED MONITORING

Azat Artsakh Daily – Nagorno Karabakh Republic [NKR]
08-02-2007

The Civic Action Center NGO conducted the first monitoring of the
penitentiaries in 2007. The director of CAC Albert Voskanian says they
are interested in the conditions in which the prisoners are kept. The
members of the organization monitored sanitation in cells, the
physical and psychological state of the inmates. Mr. Voskanian said
the psychologist of the center Zoya Mayilian conducted a course of
psychological rehabilitation for a group of inmates. He said they also
held computer classes for inmates and checked certain documents of the
penitentiaries. Albert Voskanian says relying on the results of the
monitoring that the conditions of penitentiaries are far from the
European standards but comply with our standards. At the remand prison
of Stepanakert the members of the CAC paid attention to the conditions
in which a woman and two adolescents were kept. Women and children are
said to have more difficulty adjusting to the new environment. The
psychologist, therefore, conducts a course of individual therapy for
them.

EVIKA BABAYAN.
08-02-2007

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