ECHR rejects 3,564 appeals over prison overcrowding - update

Court says inmates haven't exhausted domestic remedies

(ANSA) - Strasbourg, November 13 - The European Court of Human Rights said Thursday that it had rejected all of the complaints presented by inmates in recent years - 3,564 cases in total - for violation of their human rights due to prison overcrowding in Italy. The ECHR said new procedures introduced in Italy meant that the inmates had not exhausted all of the possible domestic remedies.
   

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