Geneva prisoner loses inhumane case in Europe
An inmate in Geneva’s Champ-Dollon prison has had his case alleging inhumane treatment thrown out by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
The man claims the cell he was in was too small. It measured less than 11 m2 and he shared with two others.
While the space for each individual was smaller than the 4 m2 set by European law. The judges ruled the man did have outdoor exercise time, the cell had a window that could be opened and he worked in the kitchen for several hours a day.
The prison has been plagued by overcrowding for years.