"We are all dying here": prisons in Chad

The African Press Organization reports that an Amnesty International Report on Chad to be released on 10 September will detail human rights violations in prison in Chad

The lives of prisoners in Chad put at risk by harsh detention conditions including severe overcrowding in unventilated cells that can reach temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celcius, Amnesty International finds in a new report to be released on Monday 10 September 2012.

The report Chad: ‘We are all dying here' Human rights violations in prisons describes the inhuman conditions in which detainees are held in six of Chad's main prisons. It details incidents in the last twelve months that include nine deaths caused by asphyxiation, five deaths by severe dehydration and seven deaths following shootings by prison guards.

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