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Madagascar’s new diet for detainees is a step in the right direction

, Index number: AFR 35/0519/2019

Amnesty International welcomes a decision confirmed in May 2019 by Madagascar’s government to approve a new, more nutritious diet for detainees, as opposed to their existing diet of mainly cassava (or manioc). In a meeting on 21 May 2019, the Minister of Justice informed an Amnesty International delegation that the new diet will alternate between three different menus and will be rolled out in prisons across the country.

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