Digital Desk, Seoul. South Korea’s Justice Ministry acknowledged on Monday that human rights violations occurred at a detention center for illegal migrants in June, following an investigation into allegations of a prisoner being treated like torture.
A Moroccan prisoner filed a petition with the national human rights watchdog, claiming to have accompanied him while being detained at the immigration processing center in Hwaseong, about 40 km south of Seoul, Yonhap news agency reported. was abused.
He accused the officials of the Center of torturing them badly. Also, he has been kept in a separate cell from the rest of the prisoners.
A case of human rights violation has been confirmed through a fact-finding investigation, the ministry said.
It attributed the situation to inadequate understanding of the authorities and the use of protective gear as well as a lack of means in detention.
The ministry also said it would revise rules governing the use of protective gear for detained foreigners and procedures for detaining illegal immigrants, respectively, to prevent recurrence of similar cases.