The rights of convicts detained in the ORDLO


This publication is devoted to the situation of detainees who are in custody in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts and were deprived of liberty before the beginning of the military conflict. The report contains the analysis of the legal status and the detention conditions for the convicts in ORDLO, the violations of fundamental rights of this category of population in ORDLO, reviews the troubles of transfer of the detainees to the institutions on the territory controlled by the government, tells about the legal assistance provided to some of the prisoners. It contains the recommendations with the aim of improving the situation.

Compilers: Yevgeniy Zakharov, Nataliia Melnyk.

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