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Greece has again been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights for detention in inhuman and degrading conditions of a Bangladeshi national (overcrowding, lack of opportunity for exercise, lack of hygiene).

The press release from the ECHR, that you download here :


« MD v. Greece (no. 60622/11)
The applicant, Toiabali MD, is a Bangladeshi national who was born in 1978 and lives in Thessaloniki (Greece). The case concerns the conditions and the lawfulness of Mr MD’s detention from 4 January to 15 March 2011 in the aliens’ police department in Thessaloniki, with a view to his deportation.
Relying on Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment), Mr MD complains of his conditions of detention, and in particular of overcrowding, a lack of opportunities for physical exercise and a shortage of food. Under Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security), he also alleges that his detention with a view to his deportation was unlawful. Relying on Article 5 § 4 (right to a speedy review of the lawfulness of detention), he alleges that the domestic authorities did not give due consideration to his complaints in that regard. »

You can read the judgment here (in French):