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The Irish Times: Call to publish anti-torture group findings

10th February 2010

An article in The Irish Times reports on calls by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Irish Penal Reform Trust on the Government to make public the findings of a European anti-torture group that visited Ireland last week. The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture spent two weeks investigating conditions for those detained in prisons, Garda stations and psychiatric institutions.

The committee called on the Government to tackle overcrowding in prisons and the practice of “slopping out” following its last visit in 2006.

Read the article in full in The Irish Times here.