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América Latina: Reduza a superlotação nas prisões para combater a COVID-19

Celas insalubres oferecem condições propícias para disseminação do vírus dentro e fora das prisões

Thursday 02 April 2020


(Nova York, 2 de abril de 2020) - As prisões e unidades socioeducativas insalubres e superlotadas da maior parte dos países da América Latina e do Caribe oferecem condições propícias à propagação da COVID-19, que pode afetar gravemente a saúde dos presos e da população em geral, disse a Human Rights Watch hoje.
Em março de 2020, detentos no sistema prisional de vários países da América Latina protestaram contra a falta de medidas de proteção contra a COVID-19 e medidas de isolamento. Centenas deles escaparam, dezenas ficaram feridos e pelo menos 40 morreram em decorrência de rebeliões na ColômbiaVenezuelaArgentinaPeru, e Brasil

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