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The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on access to food. Gender-based violence remained widespread, and increasing numbers of women and girls underwent unsafe abortions. A woman faced imprisonment for consensual same-sex relations. Tens of thousands of people, including hundreds of...
Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Madagascar: Authorities Must Immediately Release Member of Parliament Arbitrarily Arrested After Denouncing Voting Irregularities   

Authorities in Madagascar must immediately and unconditionally release member of parliament Marie Jeanne d’Arc Masy Goulamaly, who was arbitrarily arrested and accused of orchestrating protests following an official complaint she made about the credibility of last month’s legislative elections,...
Madagascar Detention

Punished and killed for being poor

On 23 August 2020, at Farafangana prison in the south-east of the island, taking advantage of the unusual absence of several guards (there were three guards on duty instead of the usual seven), the prisoners staged a revolt. 88 of the 336 prisoners managed to escape, after breaking down part of a...