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Detention Watch Project

Arbitrary arrests have explosively increased following the events of 30 June 2013. This led to overcrowding of detainees in places of detention and the use of non-commissioned places of detention as detention facilities, where detainees are placed outside the protection of the law and subjected to extended periods of torture, or even killed. CFJ will monitor all known places of detention and preparing relevant materials about violations against detainees, and field follow-up with associations of families of the victims on the national and subnational level. The objective of this project is increasing local civil society awareness of the detainee rights inside places of detention, and incentivizing their respective families and CSOs to independently and objectively seek to exercise self-monitoring of places of detention to the extent possible. Another objective will be to support the prevention of impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations in places of detention.

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