UN Torture Committee: Too much isolation in Norwegian prisons

Friday, May 18, 2018

The UN Torture Committee criticizes the high use of isolation in Norwegian prisons, especially when it comes to mentally ill prisoners.

On Friday the 18th of May, the Torture Committee presented its report on how Norway complies with the UN Torture Convention.

The committee is particularly concerned about the extensive use of insulation, both in terms of detained prisoners and inmates. The use has increased, and there is also no limit to how long a prisoner can be kept isolated. It is critical, according to the committee in the report.

A very high proportion of prisoners have mental health problems and do not get proper health care, according to the report. The high suicide rate among custodial prisoners also raises turmoil.

According to the UN, it is especially people who are deprived of liberty, who are at risk of being exposed to inhuman or degrading treatment. This applies in particular to people in police arrest, prison and custody, and patients under compulsive mental health care.

New downturn for Jonas Gahr Støre and Labor Party

Friday, May 18, 2018

New Statistical survey for the Labor Party gives them the worst measurement ever.

Four out of ten voters have left the Labor Party since the previous election, according to a new survey that gives the bourgeois a barely majority.

In the survey, conducted by Opinion on behalf of the Newspaper News Agency (ANB), Ap receives a support of 22.8 percent. This is a decline of 1.2 percentage points compared to the previous measurement.

“This is a bad score for the Labor Party. We lose voters to the left, but most to the couch, “says Kjersti Stenseng, Secretary General of the Party, to ANB.

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