Ombdsman calls for violence and torture to be stopped

Ombdsman calls for violence and torture to be stopped

Skopje, June 26, 2013

Ombudsman in FYR Macedonia, Ixhet Mehmeti appealed today for the urgent need to support the victims of torture.

He issued this message today on the occasion of June 26-World Day for the protection of victims from torture. “We appeal for the need to protect and support victims of torture and violence, which is one of the most complex violations of human rights”, said the head of the Ombudsman Office, Ixhet Mehmeti.

Mehmeti stressed that local institutions must be open and transparent to investigate and condemn every act of violence and torture. According to him, the fight against torture must continue and be efficient in preventing this phenomenon. /ibna/