• According to the report released this week, the government investigated and prosecuted officials who committed human rights abuses, while there were no reports of impunity during the year.

  • Overcrowding, the report said, continued to be a problem for the male wing of Nicosia Central Prison, but to a lesser extent than in previous years.

  • There were reports, however, that police engaged in abusive tactics and degrading treatment of suspects.

  • Members of ethnic and racial minorities were more likely to be subjected to such treatment, the report said.

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