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Paraguay: Further information on fear for Safety of detainees at the "Panchito López" juvenile detention centre

, Index number: AMR 45/001/2001

Nine detainees have been injured in a fire at a juvenile detention centre in the Paraguayan capital, Asunción, less than a year after nine inmates died there in similar circumstances. Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of other detainees at the centre, where detention conditions amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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