CE commissioner urges Czech authorities to improve conditions in facilities for migrants

16-10-2015

The Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks has urged the Czech authorities to improve conditions in the country’s detention facilities for migrants. The commissioner said he was greatly concerned about the conditions in which migrants were being held in the Czech Republic, citing a report by Czech Ombudswoman Anna Šabatová and asked for corrective action to be taken without delay. Following a visit to the Bělá-Jezová detention facility north of Prague, the Ombudswoman said she was shocked by the conditions in which children were kept citing barbed wire fences, lack of warm clothing and a prison regime.