Chad: ‘We are all dying here’: human rights violations in prisons

Chad: ‘We are all dying here’: human rights violations in prisons

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Index Number: AFR 20/007/2012
Date Published: 10 September 2012
Categories: Chad

Prison conditions in Chad are so deplorable that they amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. Cells are severely overcrowded, food and drinking water inadequate and prisoners are dependent on family to provide necessities. Health care and medical services do not exist in the majority of prisons, and riots, due to the appalling conditions, have resulted in prisoners being shot dead. Resources allocated to the prisons are limited and undermined by bribery and corruption. This report documents the conditions in Chad’s prisons and exposes human rights violations committed inside them.


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