Police investigate abuses in Moravian disabled people’s home

12-11-2012

Police are investigating alleged human rights abuses that occurred in a disabled people’s home in Zašová, in the north east of the country, the news website aktualne.cz reported on Monday. A spokesman for the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry said a recent inspection of the facility discovered that several criminal acts might have been committed; the patients were reportedly submitted to house arrests, were banned from watching TV and drinking coffee, and were forced to use communal showers. The ministry recommended the Zlín region administration, which runs the home, dismiss the director of the facility.