Prisoners' rights

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Osman and Altay v. Türkiye, nos. 23782/20 and 40731/20


Withholding by prison authorities of issues of a periodical sent to prisoners by post without going through administration as required by law.
Judgment | Legal Summary

Horion v. Belgium, no. 37928/20


De facto irreducibility of a life sentence.

S.P. v. Russia, nos 36463/11 and 10 others


​Segregation, humiliation and abuse of prisoners by fellow inmates on account of inferior status in informal prisoner hierarchy tolerated by prison staff.
JudgmentLegal Summary 

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