Do Kwon, at the moment in custody in Montenegro and probably awaiting extradition to the US or South Korea, will reportedly face harsh circumstances within the nation’s penal system.

In accordance with a March 29 Protos report, an unnamed felony protection lawyer mentioned circumstances at Montenegro’s jails and prisons “haven’t modified” from these described in a 2020 human rights report from the U.S. State Division. The report cited a case by which jail officers had been convicted of torturing and “inflicting grievous bodily hurt” on 11 inmates in 2015, in addition to different “poor” circumstances in a few of Montenegro’s prisons resulting from overcrowding and lack of medical care.

Citing stories from the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the State Division mentioned many prisoners had been confined to overcrowded cells for roughly 23 hours a day, with some stories of violence between inmates. Kwon might be dealing with “no less than a 12 months” in such circumstances as Montenegro considers extradition requests, relying on the consequence of his felony case over allegedly cast journey paperwork.

“Rooms are 8 meters squared and really crowded,” the lawyer reportedly mentioned. “There’s about 10 to 11 folks in a room — there’s normally not even a mattress.“

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