MNHRC member inspects prisons, court detention centres in Kengtung, Tachilek

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An inspection team, led by U Kyaw Myint, a member of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), visited Kengtung Prison and Kengtung Myoma Police Station and Court Detention Centres on 10 and 11 January and Tachilek Myoma Police Station and Court Detention Centres yesterday.
Under the provisions of the Commission Law, the MNHRC member met prisoners in groups to ensure that a prisoner has a minimum opportunity to live, eat and drink and whether there is health care plus prison supplies are complete. He also asked if they have access to the equipment they deserve and if they have been abused.
The MNHRC member also monitored the implementation of previous review recommendations.
During his visit, he also checked the conditions of the dormitories for prisoners, prisoners’ hospitals, library, kitchen, foodstuffs warehouse, water purifier, drinking water access and ponds, and quarantine dormitory.
The MNHRC member also inspected whether the inside and outside toilets are clean and ongoing prevention process of COVID-19 disease.
The inspection and recommendations will be sent to the relevant authorities for necessary action during the inspection team’s visit. —MNA

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