Madagascar : L’enfer carcéral

Inmates at Manakara prison (Maison Centrale de Manakara), Madagascar, 15 September 2018.
Centre is José Alain, also known as Rasta from Manakara. He was arrested for burglary, but maintains his innocence, and says he was beaten by police after his arrest. He has been in Manakara prison for a month, along with 11 other people, all held on temporary pre-trail detention for the same crime.
UNJUSTIFIED, EXCESSIVE AND PROLONGED PRE-TRIAL DETENTION IN MADAGASCAR Madagascar’s current judicial policies insist that people accused of a crime are routinely put in prison pending trial. They can be waiting for a trial for years, with little or no information on their cases. This has led to the extraordinary situation where Madagascar’s prisons hold more people who have not been convicted than those found guilty. The use of unjustified, excessive and prolonged arbitrary pre-trial detention in Madagascar has led to a wide array of human rights violations, which Amnesty International exposed in its research into the prison system of the country.

Surpopulation, malnutrition et misère dans les “maisons de force” malgaches.

Des personnes n’ayant été déclarées coupables d’aucun crime ou délit meurent dans les établissements pénitentiaires de Madagascar à cause de conditions carcérales désastreuses. En août 2017 et en septembre 2018, nous avons visité huit maisons centrales et une prison de sécurité maximale. ans ces neuf établissements, plus de 11 000 personnes ont été placées arbitrairement en détention préventive, souvent pour plusieurs années…

Pour lire le dossier complet et visionner les documents sur le site Amnesty


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