Thursday 22 October, 2020

HRC calls for Visiting Justices to return to Belize Central Prison

The Belize Human Rights Commission has expressed concern about the violent events that took place at the Central Prison last week.

In a statement, the commission said it is their “strong belief that escapes and the resulting injuries and deaths could have been avoided if the Visiting Justices System was in place.”

The commission has recommended that the government appoints these justices and they be allowed to visit the prison each week “to hear and investigate any complaint which a prisoner may make to them.”

They have called on the political party that wins next month’s general election to implement the measure.

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