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National Preventive Group members visit shelter for victims of human trafficking

21 July 2023 [13:35] - TODAY.AZ

By order of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudswoman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sabina Aliyeva, members of the National Preventive Group (NPG) of the Ombudswoman, without prior notice, visited a shelter intended for victims of human trafficking, which is under the control of the Main Department for Combating Human Trafficking of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Azernews reports.

During the visit, the sleeping, medical, dining, and kitchen premises of the institution were examined. The guests of the shelter were received, they were discussed confidentially, and their appeals were heard. Applicants were given detailed information on application forms to the Commissioner for Human Rights and 916, a 24-hour emergency service.

It was noted that the institution provides normal conditions for the detention of victims of human trafficking, their safety, and persons who have found shelter there, are provided with food and medicine, and appropriate conditions have been created for providing them with medical, psychological, social, and legal assistance.

At the end of the visit, a meeting was held with the management and employees of the enterprise, and legal educational talks were held.


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