Madagascar: Authorities should reduce prison population as mitigation against COVID-19

Index Number: AFR 35/2062/2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the severe overcrowding in prisons, Amnesty International is urging the government of Madagascar to urgently consider measures to decongest its prisons by releasing groups of detainees – especially pre-trial detainees and those who may be an increased risk from the virus, such as older prisoners and those with underlying health conditions.

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