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44 Prisoners Lost Lives in One Night in a Prison in Chad in Hot Overcrowded Cell

  • As per the reports, 44 prisoners lost lives in one night in a prison in Chad because they were all kept in the same cell at 46ºC temperature, which came out during the investigation. However, as per the National Human Rights Commission, they were "civilians". According to the reports, they died of a dangerously overcrowded cell, scorching heat, thirst, and hunger. Further, an inquiry has been launched to determine who was responsible for the deaths. The prisoners were found dead in their cell on the outskirts of the capital N'Djamena on April 15. As per the prosecutors, men were part of 58 suspects captured during a major army operation against the Islamist militants Boko Haram around Lake Chad.

    

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    Tagged as: Prisoners Lost Lives in Chad, Chad