Amnesty International report launch on prison conditions in Chad
LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 4, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The lives of prisoners in Chad are often put at risk by harsh detention conditions including severe overcrowding in unventilated cells that can reach temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celcius, Amnesty International finds in a new report to be released at 00.01 GMT Monday 10 September 2012.
The report Chad: ‘We are all dying here’ Human rights violations in prisons describes the inhuman conditions in which detainees are held in six of Chad’s main prisons. It details incidents in the last twelve months that include nine deaths caused by asphyxiation, five by severe dehydration and seven deaths following shootings by prison guards.
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