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Madagascar: Detainees and prisoners in Tsiafahy prison are living in an overcrowded ‘hell’

, Index number: AFR 35/7879/2018

Malagasy authorities must immediately stop sending new pre-trial detainees to Tsiafahy maximum security prison, decongest it and radically improve conditions, Amnesty International said today. The prison had a population of 988 prisoners as of October 2017, three times its official capacity, with nearly half awaiting trial, some of them for years.

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