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Photo essay: Monitoring places of detention, preventing torture in Moldova

The OSCE Mission to Moldova provides support and advice on a range of human rights and democratization issues, including combating torture and ill-treatment. In 2012, for example, the Mission supported the training of members of local detention-monitoring commissions by the Moldovan Institute for Human Rights.

This yearlong project, aimed at developing local monitoring commissions into active and effective torture-prevention and rights-monitoring mechanisms, took place in three different regions of Moldova. 

The following photo story includes images from a study visit to a police commissariat and a penitentiary in Soroca in the north of Moldova on 19 October 2012.