Tanzania: Harsh prison conditions/ Torture or Ill treatment / Death penalty

Tanzania: Harsh prison conditions/ Torture or Ill treatment / Death penalty

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Index Number: AFR 56/001/2005
Date Published: 13 January 2005
Categories: Africa, Tanzania

On 3 January, at least 15 prisoners sentenced to death in the main Ukonga maximum security prison in the capital, Dar es Salaam, started a hunger strike protesting about their harsh prison conditions. They are reportedly protesting at a poor prison diet and being severely beaten whilst being held in overcrowded prison cells. Amnesty International is concerned for their safety.


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