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Penitentiary service: Ombudsperson confirms European level of Tymoshenko’s prison conditions
The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada’s Human Rights Commissioner Nina Karpachova has said the conditions at the Kachanivska prison in Kharkiv are up to modern European standards.
The ombudswoman visited the prison on March 11 where she spoke face to face with Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian State Penitentiary Service said.
“After the visit to the institution, Karpachova concluded that the institution and its staff, as well as the prison conditions are proper and meet the modern European standards,” the penitentiary service said.
The ombudsman was shown the main prison facilities, the prison conditions, and how meals and medical services, as well as work and leisure, were organized for female prisoners.