MNHRC inspects Pathein Prison, police Lock-up, court detention center, Settawya Home for the Aged, and MNHRC branch

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The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on 21 February stated that an inspection team, led by U Kyaw Myint, member of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, conducted an inspection of the Police Lock-up and Court Detention Centre on 19 February 2024 and inspected Pathein Prison and Settawya Home for the Aged, on 20 February 2024 in Pathein Township, Ayeyawady Region in accordance with Sections 43 and 44 of the Commission Law and also looked into MNHRC Branch Office (Pathein) yesterday.
The inspection team also inspected Pathein police lock-up and court detention centre that the conditions of remand period of detainees, families visit, food supply and water sanitation system of the detention centres.
The inspection team inspected the Pathein prison according to MNHRC law and procedures whether the prisoners and detainees enjoy the fundamental rights, including appropriate food supply, access to healthcare and provision of adequate purified water and cleanliness of police lock-up and court detention centre. The inspection team inquired the prisoners in order to ensure that whether their personal items and items sent by families can get, family visits and whether there were human rights violations and torture cases in the prison and detention centres. The inspection team also privately interviewed the prisoners who wish to meet with the team freely and privately and also inspected the dormitories, clinic, library, kitchen, food storage, water purifier, water sanitation system of the prison.
They inspected the Settawya Home for the Aged in accordance with the MNHRC Law and procedures whether the old aged persons can get fundamental human rights including healthcare services, food supply, provision of purified drinking water, right to freedom of religion, adequate dormitories and arrangements for leisure.
The commission will send recommendations to the relevant departments for necessary action based on the findings during inspection. — MNHRC

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