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Strasbourg court finds placement in special security regime in prison is inhuman and degrading

The European Court of Human Rights found that Hungary has breached the ban on inhuman and degrading treatment in the case  of Csüllög v Hungary. The applicant was represented by the Helsinki Committee’s lawyer. The case concerned the placement of a prison inmate in a special security regime in the Satoraljaujhely prison for two years. The applicant had no opportunities to challenge his placement in the regime. It follows from the Court’s judgment that Hungary has to improve detention conditions and revise rules on legal remedies available to inmates.

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Váltás magyarra

The Court’s judgement is available here.

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